I lack the vocabulary and patience to do the movie justice. I think Fourplay is skillfully directed and brilliantly acted. It is the best Queer Cinema ever achieved, in my opinion, not that the bar has been set terribly high. Paul Soileau conveys a towering level of humanity and kindness as an untucked Bodhisattva in lingerie, heels, and a wig. He manages to portray a taboo and kinky romp with just the right amount of unintended condescension and awkwardness to be believable and looks beautiful doing it. The music, particularly the first two songs, set just the right tone and are integral to making this piece work. Kyle Henry took me to the edge of averting my eyes without reducing the story to shocking for shocking's sake. This is not courageous or controversial film making. It is a portrait of the artist as a young shemale. Texture is perhaps the uncredited star of the movie. Aliya's faux fur and stockings and Tom's shiny tubes and lush chest hair give Fourplay dimension and evoke a reflex to reach out and join in on a sensual, tactile experience. Fourplay is as beautiful and understated and innocent as freaky pig sex can be, I think.
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