"Sick Homosexual Pedophilia and Homosexual Prostitution"
What You Need To Know:
MYSTERIOUS SKIN is a nightmarish, sick look at pedophilia and homosexual prostitution. Its graphic references to these heartbreaking topics are so abhorrent that they completely diminish whatever positive intention the filmmakers may have had. Apparently, the filmmakers (and the author on whose book this movie is based), are intent on making their movie as dark as possible so that they can elicit tears from the viewer or reader. This is crass emotional manipulation at its worst.
(PaPaPa, HoHoHo, C, LLL, VVV, SSS, NN, AA, DDD, MMM) Very strong pagan worldview with very strong pagan behavior that graphically shows the harmful, emotionally damaging and evil consequences of pedophilia and, ultimately, though probably unintentionally, of homosexual behavior, with very strong scenes of homosexual pedophilia and homosexual prostitution and homosexual rape, as well as some positive references to Christmas and Christianity linked to the movie’s attempt to show the damaging consequences of pedophilia, including depicted Christmas carols (such as “Silent Night”), an image of a Nativity decoration and a reference to angels (but no scenes of actual redemption, only a longing for some kind of spiritual relief from terrible lives of abuse); at least 56 obscenities, two strong profanities and three light profanities; excessive and graphic violence includes a very strong scene of homosexual rape (including a brutal beating), sexually abused boy corrals mentally handicapped boy and shoots two roman candles from boy’s mouth (with awful image of handicapped boy’s mouth bloody with wood splinters from candle), references to alleged violent behavior by aliens (such as image of dead mutilated cows, no blood or gore shown), college student sticks hand into allegedly mutilated cow (no blood shown) and he blacks out, and boy has bloody nose after blacking out due to pedophile’s abuse and flashbacks to that abuse; graphic sex scenes and references include graphic depiction of homosexual pedophile abuse (boy is not shown), graphic homosexual rape scene, graphic sounds of implied homosexual oral sex between teenager and middle-aged man, graphic sounds of implied homosexual sex between two males, pedophile takes pictures of boy’s face (including one picture showing man touching boy’s teeth in open mouth shot [shown several times]), graphic description of homosexual pedophile sex, boys told to kiss one another and scene shows one boy inching his face toward other boy, sexually abused boy grows up to become an angry male prostitute who picks up men of many ages, depicted acts of homosexual sodomy (private parts not shown), young boy moons over masculine male while secretly watching man receive sex from boy’s mother (who’s unaware what has happened), implication that one sexually abused boy has welcomed pedophile’s sexual advances and friendship because boy is really “gay,” young woman tries to kiss sexually abused grown up young man and starts fondling his pants but he knocks her away, middle-aged man roughly fondles teenagers jeans, then takes jeans off, and references to homosexuality and pedophilia, including implied acts and one teenage male lusts after another teenage male who ignores him; upper male nudity and rear male nudity shown during homosexual proposition and implied homosexual sex and upper male nudity shown during scenes of depicted sex; and, alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking and depicted drug abuse (including marijuana smoking and some kind of LSD or other tablet taken by men engaging in homosexual solicitation); and, sexually abused boy grows up to be cynical, mean and sometimes vicious (even to his friends) but friends remain chummy to him despite that (showing a bizarre form of moral relativism and undeserved exoneration), father gets angry at son for not being good at baseball and acting wimpy but father does not know son has been attacked by a pedophile, father becomes estranged to son, bad parenthood models show permissiveness (implying that a permissive home life is bad for children), an obsessive interest in UFOs, and broken homes.
MYSTERIOUS SKIN is a nightmarish, sick look at pedophilia and homosexual prostitution. Its graphic references to these heartbreaking topics are so abhorrent that they completely diminish whatever positive intention the filmmakers may have had. In fact, this movie is one of the most abhorrent experiences anyone can have at a movie. The sex scenes are just shy of the hardest hardcore pornography (no ejaculation or penetration is shown, for example). Apparently, the filmmakers (and the author of the book on which this movie is based), are intent on making their movie as dark as possible so that they can elicit tears from the viewer or reader. They succeed in doing this in spades, but it is the worst kind of emotional manipulation which can be envisioned or experienced.
Basically, the story is about two sexually abused boys, Neil and Brian. Neil grows up to be a cynical, angry and abusive male prostitute, while Brian has buried the memories of his two incidents of abuse from the same man, a Little League baseball coach. Brian begins to think that the reason he doesn’t remember his blackouts is because he was abducted by aliens in UFOs. One Christmas, he waits for Neil to come home from New York City, so that he can find out what really happened to him. What follows is a heartbreaking, but extremely graphic, description and depiction of the abuse and emotional anguish that both boys suffered at the hands of the homosexual monster who abused them.
As noted above, the movie’s references to homosexual pedophilia and homosexual prostitution are so graphic and disturbing that they completely overwhelm the sense of outrage and empathy that the movie tries to elicit from the audience. Essentially, the movie tries to justify the graphic nature of its scenes and descriptions by tacking on artistically directed scenes of sadness, pain, mystery, warning, and humor. Material as graphic as this, however, is bound to incite sexual abuse of children in real life.
For example, in one scene, the movie shows the pedophile encouraging Neil to pose for the camera in suggestive portraits of spontaneous facial expressions. In another sequence, the boy gets aroused by watching his mother pleasure her boyfriend. Later, Neil’s character in voiceover describes how attracted he was to his coach when they first met. This sequence seems to suggest that children with homosexual tendencies are born that way and that they welcome sexual advances from adults. If this movie is released, it is certain that pedophiles on the Internet will use some of these photos and scenes to generate actual acts of child abuse. What guarantee can the filmmakers give to the world that this will not occur? Of course, the movie’s scenes of homosexual male prostitution are even more graphic.
The outrageous character of this material is sickening and despicable. There is no excuse for making such an explicit, abhorrent movie, especially one about children. It should be against the law, if it isn’t already.