STRIP CLUB KING - Loved..Admired..Hated!!! Charismatic to some and revolting to others. Joe Redner owns one of the most famous nude clubs in America, the Mons Venus. Although Joe has been ... See full summary »
S&MAN begins with footage from Michael Powell's exploration of voyeurism, "Peeping Tom." Director JT Petty uses this footage as a starting point to examine the classic comparison between ... See full summary »
Carol J. Clover,
Happily engaged to her handsome fiance, Charles, Fanny is soon hit with one misfortune after another until she is forced to become a prostitute to survive. This is the story, with many ... See full summary »
I quite liked this documentary. The narrator wisely let the people speak for themselves without trying to push an overt viewpoint. And we are rewarded with extremely candid interviews from subjects who obviously feel comfortable with that environment. And what could a voice-over communicate better than the girlfriend's expression at the end of the movie or the shot of the young man cuddling his doll in bed.
Although there are many hilarious moments (now I know what the Swedes do with excess hair), the clips are skillfully put together to prevent this from becoming a freak show, and we grow to understand and sympathize with the doll lovers even if we are shaking our heads at the end - because - no matter how open-minded one is - this is not something that you normally talk about with your bubbe...
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