Monday, November 27, 2006


I just saw the movie Shortbus. If you have not seen it yet, I suggest you do so soon. Shortbus is playing at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. You can watch the trailer here.

Shortbus was written and director by John Cameron Mitchell. Mitchell also wrote and starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Hedwig is another great movie that you sh
ould rent if you haven't seen it yet.

Shortbus takes place in New York City and tells a great story. There was something very moving about this film. Mitchell knows how to bring characters to life. The soundtrack is also amazing.

The film has been talked about much because it contains several unsimulated sexual scenes. In fact, the main character, Sook-Yin Lee was almost fired from her job at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for taking the role in Shortbus.

Mitchell is a little surprised that it hasn't provoked any outrage since it opened in the United States.

"That is a bit strange," he says, "we haven't had any public controversy at all about the film, and it's still playing in the more civilized towns. I think the Republicans have been busy with midterm elections."

Shortbus has an array of queer and hetero characters. It explores many different sides of human sexuality. I believe this film will be another cult classic, much like Hedwig and the Angry Inch has become. John Cameron Mitchell is on a roll.


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