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Autoerotic | Review

27 July 2011 8:24 AM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Directors: Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard Writers: Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett Starring: Josephine Decker, Lane Hughes, Megan Mercier, Frank V. Ross, Amy Seimetz, Kate Lyn Sheil, Joe Swanberg, Kris Swanberg, Chris Hilleke, Josephine Decker, Rosemary Plain, Adam Wingard, Ti West, Brendan Kelly Havelock Ellis, a British sexologist, defined autoeroticism as "the phenomena of spontaneous sexual emotion generated in the absence of an external stimulus proceeding, directly or indirectly, from another person." Joe Swanberg and Adam Wingard's film Autoerotic focuses on four heterosexual couples as they contend with relationship-crippling sexual arousal issues; however, Autoerotic is not always about self-arousal. Structured in four mostly autonomous vignettes (all with unnamed thespians): the first and fourth chapters reveal perverse men who are grasping at straws to achieve sexual satisfaction, whether it be the desire for a significantly larger penis or a usable mold of an ex-girlfriend's vagina; the second and third »

- Don Simpson

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Autoerotic Movie Review

24 July 2011 12:25 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Autoerotic Directors: Joe Swanberg and Adam Wingard Starring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Amy Seimetz, Lane Hughes, Kris Swanberg, Ti West, Frank Ross, Megan Mercier A darkly comedic anthology look at the sexual confusion, appetite, insecurity and frustration of a group of modern-day Chicago couples, Autoerotic is an at once breezy and deadpan little indie film that doesn’t overstay its welcome but instead delivers a few pin-prick precision assaults on both masculine and feminine foibles and preoccupations, and then skitters away, pleased and laughing quietly to itself. It’s a subversive, mumblecore-type exploration of the boundaries of self-pleasure, and a nice little cinematic aperitif that could slot nicely with any number of tonier Hollywood explorations of lust »

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