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My Other Wheelchair Is a Porsche (2001)

A young man in an invalid institution, confined to a wheelchair, begins to feel sexual stirrings.

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Jasmine
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John Boswell
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Ron (as Yousef Altin)
Tim Murray
Andrew McLay
Tina Gambe
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A young man is in a hospital and wheelchair bound. However he has reached an age where he has sexual desire - awakened by watching pornographic material on television. How his real desire is one of the nurses and he is willing to go to great lengths to get what he wants. Written by bob the moo

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11 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Mój drugi wózek inwalidzki to porsche  »

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Pretentious and largely meaningless
6 September 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A young man is in a hospital and wheelchair bound. However he has reached an age where he has sexual desire - awakened by watching pornographic material on television. How his real desire is one of the nurses and he is willing to go to great lengths to get what he wants.

I do watch about one or two shorts every week give or take some are good some are twaddle. This was preceded by an interview with the director Ravi Kumarr where he said that his parents didn't know he was a director. I understood why he would be a little embarrassed to tell them after a few minutes.

Some shorts have the meaning hidden below the surface and trust you to pick up the detail from little things in the direction or the dialogue - simply because a short hasn't always got the time to set things up. I don't mind that if it's well done but here it ain't. All we get is the fact that our friend is sexually awakening - and we get this through seeing his lips part slightly and lots of clips of sexual material on the TV. We are told little more than this.

When the film runs little is explained, no clues are given to deeper issues and any symbolism is wasted. I found little meaning in this film as the director seems to have gone more for mood and pretension over any substance. Maybe I'm being dumb - I got the idea that this was about disability and sexuality but really, what was it saying?

I don't mind doing some thinking to put together the pieces but I need a bit of help from the start - or at least have the pieces fit together. For example what was the red car about? The remote control car leads the boy to the nurse without him controlling it. The only think I came up with was that Porsches are often seen to represent penises. Therefore the boy's penis has been awakened and this desire leads him to the nurse. I wonder if I asked Ravi would he say `oh, good idea - why didn't I think of that'.

Overall this smacks heavily of being meaningful but only manages to be pretentious and largely meaningless. I'll put my hands up and say that it may just be me not getting it but I think this is all deep meaningful gestures without substance. The only bit of interest to me was seeing a clip of two actresses on the video that I recognised.


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