LIES Add To My Top 10

Pretentious Perversion

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Release Date: January 01, 1970

Starring: Sang Hyun Lee & Tae Yeon Kim

Genre: Perverted Romance

Audience: Adults

Rating: Not rated

Runtime: 112 minutes

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Content:

(HHH, HoHoHo, LLL, VVV, SSS, NNN, A, D, MMM) Perverted romance with a humanistic worldview & strong homo-erotic content; 32 obscenities, tons of vile sexual content including every sexual perversion imaginable acted out with the ultimate perversion being sadomasochistic activity; complete male & female nudity; alcohol use, smoking; and lying, cheating, etc.

Summary:

LIES is about a teenage Korean girl, Y, who gets involved in a sadomasochistic relationship that goes on for several years. This is a propaganda film with a strong homoerotic agenda.

Review:

MOVIEGUIDE® reviews every movie, or almost every movie, in order to do a valid economic analysis of the box office. Therefore, sometimes we do reviews of movies that are quite abhorrent. LIES is one of those movies. Regrettably, it is getting good secular reviews and had a significant number of people watching it at a regular theatrical screening.

LIES is the movie that QUILLS wanted to be. Sadomasochistic perversion brought to the big screen. It is not a well-made movie, in fact it is extremely pretentious in its arty devices, but it has its own internal rhythm, the rhythm of evil that captivates the audience.

The story is about a teenage Korean girl, Y, who decides she wants to experience sex, and sets up a rendezvous with a man 20 years her senior named J. J introduces her to every perversion possible, including sadomasochism, and at the end they are both depleted by their indulgence. Needless to say, J is married, but his wife has abandoned him because he likes whippings. The relationship between Y and J goes on for several years before they exhaust themselves.

There’s no intelligent way to describe how foul this movie is, but what’s fouler is how it was made. Two first-time actors were chosen: a young woman who never posed naked before; and, a man who talks about God and says these characters are possessed. The fact that both these actors end up doing such horrible things for the first time according to them makes the movie even worse. Full nudity, perverse sex, oral sex, sadomasochism, beatings, blood, excrement…nothing is left to the imagination, but it is all filmed in a way that is extremely non-erotic, and the voiceover keeps saying that these people are not sadists, which is, of course, impossible to believe considering what they are doing.

In point of fact, this is a propaganda film with a strong homo-erotic agenda - the type of movie that Dr. Judith Reisman could use as an example of the evils of pornography. South Korea banned this movie from its shores, but in the United States, this is being released as a mainstream movie in regular theaters, a sad commentary on how the Hollywood entertainment industry has fallen into the abyss of darkness. The actor is right, this is possession, and the people who are possessed are the filmmakers and the audience.

In Brief:

LIES is about a teenage Korean girl, Y, who decides she wants to experience sex and so sets up a rendezvous with a man 20 years her senior named J. J introduces her to every perversion possible, including sadomasochism, and at the end they are both depleted by their indulgence. Needless to say, J is married, but his wife has abandoned him because he likes whippings. The relationship between Y and J goes on for several years before they exhaust themselves.

There is no intelligent way to describe how foul LIES is, but what’s fouler is how it was made. Two first-time actors were chosen: a young woman who never posed naked before; and, a man who talks about God and says these characters are possessed. Nothing is left to the imagination, but it is filmed in an extremely non-erotic fashion. In fact, this is a propaganda film with a strong homo-erotic agenda, yet it is being released in regular theaters, a sad commentary on how the entertainment industry has fallen into the abyss of darkness. The actor is right, this is possession, and the people who are possessed are the filmmakers and the audience.