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10 Ratings: 4.0
Drama movie directed by John Cameron Mitchell

   In his aim to make an honest film about sex, John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) has taken a somewhat documentary approach toShortbus, a film describing various New Yorkers' sexual pathos. Framed by shots roving a homemade … see full wiki

Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 4, 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
7 reviews about Shortbus
review by . May 16, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Best Film Of 2006
John Cameron Mitchell's sophomore effort Shortbus was easily my choice film of 2006.  Unfortunately, it's sad but many won't share my opinion of what could one of the most revolutionary American films I've come across in some time. In days like these where the multiplexes are flooded with an imposing flux of lackluster cinema, all I hear is how explicit or graphic Shortbus is or how shocked everyone is rather than praising the film for it's bravery & honesty. …
review by . June 04, 2008
This movie is simply phenomenal. The movie is about human relations with oneself, each other and about sex. The movie attempts to de-mystify and de-eroticize sex in such a splendid and matter of fact way that it succeeds, and while doing so manages to make a great film.     "Shortbus" is about several characters. Sofia is a sex therapist who has never had an orgasm, James is a gay man in a great relationship but suffering from depression and Severin is a dominatrix who is unable …
review by . December 19, 2007
Pros: See review...     Cons: See review...     The Bottom Line: Shortbus is at times physically stimulating, but not as much as it is emotionally and mentally) arousing; and aren¬ít those the two erogenous zones that matter most in sex?      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. It’s a sad testimony to American cinema that the vast majority of (Hollywood produced) movies come and go without much in …
review by . October 27, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Stories, characters, acting, pacing, and every other good adjective appropriate for films      Cons: Fewer people will see it because of the overt sex/sexuality      The Bottom Line: You may have heard that the sex is the reason Shortbus needs attention. That doesn't even begin to cover the warp and weave of this film. Recommend HIGHLY.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot.   …
review by . May 14, 2007
"Shortbus" deals with many of the same issues as "Hedwig" and the "Angry Inch," but in a new and equally groundbreaking way. Yes, there is hardcore sex, and honestly, there should have been even more, it is used as another layer of paint on one of the most poignant canvases I have seen in years. This film is part of a new breed of cinema that dares to force actors to cross over the line from acting in a film and portraying a fictional character to actually being a subject in a documentary: the once …
review by . March 16, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Finally there is a film that rises to the intelligent choices of European cinema! In a giant leap forward John Cameron Mitchell has broken the taboo of frankly cinematically captured sexuality that has so long embarrassed American filmmakers. What he has created in this important experimental film SHORTBUS is not only a fascinating probe into the complexities of contemporary sexuality but also a group of relationship stories that stand on terra firma and are not merely a matrix for the frank sexuality …
review by . March 08, 2007
"Shortbus"    A Gay Non-Gay Movie    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    "Shortbus" is the best gay Movie I have ever seen and it is not even a gay movie. What it does is explore the emotional and sexual loves of some beautiful and young New Yorkers. This is not something new being done in the world in the world of cinema we have seen many movies dealing with this group over the last few years. "Shortbus", however has something that the others …
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