Shortbus

Shortbus

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An erotic comedy that "leave most ordinary festivalers fanning themselves with their screening schedules" (Sydney Herald). The opening montage is like a test, allowing those not inclined to storm out. For example, it shows one young chap successfully achieving an amazing act of oral-self-gratification, complete with a money shot, a deposit - shall we say - in his own bank.

Sexuality is an expression of character in this comedy about a number of charmingly perverse characters who seek solutions to their sexual frustrations (such as the lead character's (Sook-Yin Lee) inability to achieve an orgasm). They seek these answers at a Manhattan sex club called 'Shortbus'.

2006105 minsUSA
ComedyDrama

Streaming (2 Providers)

Shortbus | Reviews

68%129 reviews

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Variety

Variety

Unquestionably the most sexually graphic American narrative feature ever made outside the realm of the porn industry, John Cameron Mitchell's ambitious attempt to merge his characters' active sexual lives with more conventional emotional content is playfully and provocatively entertaining for roughly the first half, but loses staying power thereafter when investment in the uncompelling characters' problems is requested...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An ode to the joy and sweet release of sex, the film manages to be a sincere, modest political venture that finds humor where you might least expect it, notably in a ménage ? trois featuring a cheeky rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner"...

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Unlike the spate of real-sex films that came out of France a few years ago, Shortbus is light, frothy and whimsical...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

If there is such a thing as hard-core with a soft heart, this is it...

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LA Weekly

LA Weekly

The boldest provocation of Mitchell’s sweet, tender and gently funny film may be its exuberant celebration of community and togetherness at a cultural moment rife with fatalism and disconnect...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A gleefully subversive but over-simplistic rude little indie that’s starting to gain cult status...

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BBC

BBC

A fearless ensemble of actors bare their souls and everything else in countless graphic scenes; sadly, the heart is the only organ that goes without stimulation...

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Shortbus | Release Details

Shortbus is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV.