SHORTBUS

Racing Towards Gomorrah

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Release Date: October 06, 2006

Starring: Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson,
Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, and
Raphael Barker

Genre: Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 102 minutes

Distributor: THINKFilm

Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Executive Producer: Wouter Barendrecht and Michael
J. Werner

Producer: John Cameron Mitchell, Howard
Gertler and Tim Perell

Writer: John Cameron Mitchell

Address Comments To:

THINKFilm
155 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10013
Phone: (646) 293-9400
Fax: (646) 214-7907
Website: www.thinkfilmcompany.com

Content:

(PaPaPa, RoRoRo, HoHoHo, APAPAP, LLL, V, SSS, NNN, A, D, MMM) Extremely strong pagan worldview in which characters are driven by perversion and fleshly lust with a strong underlying theme of Romanticism and very strong homosexual elements, plus perverted use of the 9/11 tragedy and the National Anthem of the United States; at least 44 obscenities (including 32 "f" words) and 23 mostly strong profanities, plus man urinates in bathtub; mild violence depicting two men in a shoving match and a man attempts to kill himself by wrapping a plastic bag around his face; extremely graphic sexual perversion including dozens of scenes depicting explicit intercourse and several scenes of homosexual sex as well as sadomasochism and several scenes of a large group of people participating in orgies; full frontal nudity depictions of men and women throughout the entire movie; alcohol use; smoking; and, several other disturbing elements including personal relationships become mostly about sex and a young man kisses an elderly man.

Summary:

SHORTBUS is an extremely perverted drama that explores the sexual problems of several neurotic New Yorkers. With a strong pagan worldview, in-your-face depictions of homosexual intercourse, and strong foul language, SHORTBUS is an extremely disturbing and dangerous movie. Moveiguide® advises audiences to avoid this disgusting movie.

Review:

SHORTBUS is an extremely perverted drama that explores the sexual problems of several neurotic New Yorkers.

Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee) is a couples therapist who counsels a number of distraught and sexually frustrated couples. Her clients include homosexual couple James (Paul Dawson) and Jamie (PJ DeBoy), who have been together for several years but are becoming disenchanted with their relationship. During a session, Sofia accidentally mentions her own embarrassing problem – she has never had an orgasm. Her clients invite her to a “Shortbus Party,” a celebration of “sexual discovery” in which people talk about sex and participate in large group orgies. As Sofia begins attending these parties, the movie follows the continuing exploits of James and Jamie, as well as her quest to finally have an orgasm.

SHORTBUS opens with some of the most shocking and perverted footage ever captured in a mainstream movie, and the debauchery doesn’t let up until the closing credits. The movie is basically a glossy, gay porn under the guise of an art film. With a strong pagan worldview, in-your-face depictions of homosexual and heterosexual intercourse, and strong foul language, SHORTBUS is an extremely disturbing and dangerous movie. MOVIEGUIDE® advises audiences to avoid this disgusting movie.

In Brief:

SHORTBUS is an extremely perverted drama that explores the sexual problems of several neurotic New Yorkers. Sofia is a couples therapist who counsels a number of distraught and sexually frustrated couples. Her clients include homosexual couple James and Jamie, who have been together for several years but are becoming disenchanted with their relationship. During a session, Sofia accidentally mentions her own embarrassing problem: she has never had an orgasm. Her clients invite her to a “Shortbus Party,” a celebration of “sexual discovery” in which people talk about sex and participate in large group orgies. As Sofia begins attending these parties, the movie follows the continuing exploits of James and Jamie, as well as her quest to finally have an orgasm.

SHORTBUS opens with some of the most shocking and perverted footage ever captured in a mainstream movie, and the debauchery doesn’t let up until the closing credits. The movie is basically a glossy, gay porn under the guise of an art film. With a strong pagan worldview, in-your-face depictions of homosexual and heterosexual intercourse, and strong foul language, SHORTBUS is an extremely disturbing and dangerous movie. MOVIEGUIDE® advises audiences to avoid this disgusting movie.