Mother's milk makes strong children, but a child who is a reluctant weaner may have developed a mother-addiction. "Mother's Meat & Freud's Flesh" ironically explores the resulting triangle of a mother, psychiatrist, and mother's boy.
Demira is an actor in porno-movies and the despondent son of a mother who smothers him with love. To get over his obsession of calling her up after every sexual encounter, Demira goes to a psychiatrist. Given his homosexual tendencies, the inevitable happens with the doctor. Naturally he calls his mother - Esther, a brassy blond - who arrives in town for a visit. But Esther, who has visions of Hollywood for her son, also has something of a life of her own. In fact, her current romantic reverie makes her oblivious to her son's depression. Her jealous offspring fails to attract her attention by various antics. Nevermind, his big break has come: he'll be the star she's always wanted him to be. Unfortunately the script written "just for him" is like all the others - sexually and artistically humiliating. Suddenly he's walking off the set, although the cameras are rolling and the director is screaming. Is this a take of Demira cutting the umbilical cord? Written by
A student film which was the lone Canadian feature invited to the 1984 Berlin Film Festival. It created a minor scandal by upsetting several Canadian government officials who were present with its nudity and violence. See more »
21 years ago the film was irritating,painful and even embarrassing to watch. Upon a recent re-screening of the film I have found that time has been very kind to it. In fact it is a whole different and competent film in the year 2005. In 1984 it was something stuck in the twilight between John Waters "in bad taste", and art-house gay European cinema that was in its heyday during the early to mid 1980's, throw in a bit of the Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey, Factory NYC underground "Super Star" system of casting with regards to Esther Vargas, "Mother's Meat" female lead. Now the film stands on it own with some time and distance form those other schools of gender cinema. "Mother's Meat& Freud's Flesh" number 3 fan and its director, Demetri Estdelacropolis
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