Men, most of them naked, talk about their penises. The men range from 17 to 70+, all are from the U.S. of diverse races. Several are artists or performers. Some are gay, others straight; ... See full summary »
Men, most of them naked, talk about their penises. The men range from 17 to 70+, all are from the U.S. of diverse races. Several are artists or performers. Some are gay, others straight; two are transsexual. One is paralyzed below the chest. The interviews are edited around themes: discovery, early sexual experiences, masturbation, size, oral sex, libido, performance, disease and maladies, maturity. A lexicographer discusses language, especially slang; a few archival educational-film clips divide the topics. Images and stories mix with facts and philosophical reflection. The usually private becomes public. Written by
I know it's against the rule, the common. I mean, exposing male private member still (yeah still) hard to be done (taboo). Well, it's because mostly film maker in this world are male and mostly they are heterosexual too. They feel uncomfortable about to filming and exposing their own private things. It's like striping their own clothes and revealing their dicks.
Well, it's a great leap to have bravery in exposing male penis on film and thank God this is documentary. I have to say Thom Powers and Meema Spadola have enough material to make this documentary great, such as age differential, numbers of jobs, and races.
But, it's too "documentary". I like to see someone sitting on a chair and having their comments recorded, but what I saw here like someone was talking about their miserable live and their miserable dicks. Too flat and unfortunately there is no emotional involved.
And I don't understand too why some man didn't take off their clothes, even talking overdress. I mean, their talking about their dick but nothing to see it's like buying a cat inside a sack. And some man talking too much even actually his comments didn't really significant compare to other may just have couple minutes.
Well, this film made in 1999. And I hope more documentary like this which more honest and better written.
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