Featuring live performances by Franz Ferdinand, Elbow, The Dandy Warhols, Primal Scream and others, the film is a fascinating, at times even enlightening consideration of how the arc of a relationship can be marked by its sexual encounters. But this stagebound, stylized take on Jean Genet's novel is also profoundly intimate and sad, its intense scenes of homosexual sex jutting up against its arch performances and otherworldly atmosphere. Read this NSFW list with someone you love. Or is it compromised by the fact that it's made by a man, stars two heterosexuals, and features sex scenes that might be a bit too titillating? Copyright Fox Searchlight Pictures. One of their provocations involves having group sex — which, naturally, the director shows in characteristically unflinching fashion. It also made its two male leads stars.
Abril. Age: 25.
But the 3o films here all share one thing in common: They all come as close to being pornographic as mainstream films will allow.
Luna. Age: 32.
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It says something about a film when the best-adjusted character in it is the guy who's sleeping with his girlfriend's mom. Tracing the love lives of several Gothamites who converge at the Brooklyn salon that gives the film its name, Shortbus shows all manner of lusty goings-on — hetero, homo, couples, threesomes, singles going steady — and spares no details. Courtesy of United Artists. What at first seems simply like a hot one-night-stand slowly grows into something more personal, with both men being frank about not wanting to be in a relationship yet talking themselves into a series of frank revelations and undeniable rapport. There's also a shot of an erect penis, which was digitally blurred upon the film's release in the U.