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(2006)

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To make the actors more comfortable, the director and the cameramen were stripped naked while filming the orgy scene.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was going to fire Sook-Yin Lee when they learned that she was going to be participating in a film with explicit sexual content. Several prominent individuals came to her rescue, including Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, David Cronenberg and Julianne Moore, in successfully urging CBC to retain Lee as a member of their staff.
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In Sofia's office, the large framed characters on the wall behind her spell 'Help Me' in Chinese.
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During auditioning and casting, any interested actors were to submit a 10-minute video of themselves describing an important sexual experience. The director received approximately 500 tapes.
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The Chinese characters on the wall in Dr. Sofia's (Sook-Yin Lee) office are "jiu ming" which means "save my life!" in Chinese. It's what you call out for help when you're in danger.
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When we are first introduced to the Shortbus club, a Shortbus guest takes some food off a platter of nibbles. The guest is Jonathan Caouette, director of Tarnation (2003). Shortbus (2006) director John Cameron Mitchell worked as Executive Producer on Tarnation (2003).
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Director Cameo [John Cameron Mitchell]: Unbilled, as one of the sextras.
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Reg Vermue, who plays the albino guy in Club Shortbus, is not actually albino, though he does have very light pigmentation.
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The character James in the movie is based on Jonathan Caouette, the director of, and whose life is the inspiration for, the movie Tarnation (2003).
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The character Severin is named after the tragic hero of Sacher-Masoch's novel "Venus in Furs".
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