An experimental film that features graphic sexual imagery, an earthquake, and a lipstick commercial.An experimental film that features graphic sexual imagery, an earthquake, and a lipstick commercial.An experimental film that features graphic sexual imagery, an earthquake, and a lipstick commercial.
A barbaric Dionysian
I've just seen the movie and his first (only ?) quality is to make me writing my first commentary here. Like a previous writer here, I have nothing against avant-garde especially transgressional one but I think we are in this picture far away from an interesting point of view on the subject of eroticism or whatever the purpose is. On such works as Bataille's books or Bunuel's movies, the transgression was upon the things we're hiding when our representation is giving us something to look at (and eroticism is only one of the way to reveled the invisible and constitutive side of art) ; and I think jack smith made a huge mistake with this "cliché" orgiac scenes where everything is explicitly directed to "shock the bourgeois". The line about the lipstick on the male attribute is just the first wave of the so-called sexual "liberation" which is only a new way to stay under the alienation of what is obvious. This film has probably an historical interest but it's the better way to have no artistic one. ps : sorry for my English which is not fluent.
- Jun 26, 2005
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