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A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

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James
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Severin
Adam Hardman ...
Jesse, the John
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Sofia
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Rob
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Caleb, the Stalker
PJ DeBoy ...
Jamie
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Jacuzzi Hunter
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Jacuzzi Hunted
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Dead Man in the Jacuzzi
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Ann (Our Lady of the Gutter)
Shanti Carson ...
Leah, the Beautiful Couple
Jan Hilmer ...
Nick, the Beautiful Couple
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Justin Bond
Bradford Scobie ...
Dr. Donut
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Murray Hill
Ethan Eunson-Conn ...
Sex-Not-Bombs Room D.J.
Stephen Kent Jusick ...
Creamy
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Blondie-Grabber
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Ceth
Derek Jackson ...
Derek
Rachel Friedman ...
Yenta Voice (voice)
Paul Oakley Stovall ...
Magnus
Reg Vermue ...
The Albino
Ray Rivas ...
Shabbos Goy
Alan Mandell ...
Tobias, the Mayor
Bitch ...
Bitch / Shortbus House Band
Lex Vaughn ...
Bucky
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Zoey (as Rachael Cyna Smith)
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Faustus
Jocelyn Samson ...
Jid (as JD Samson)
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Little Prince
Tanya Gagné ...
The Wau Wau Sisters
Adrienne Truscott ...
The Wau Wau Sisters
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Dirty Martini
Timmy Young ...
Mikey / Oglesby the Puppet
The World Famous *BoB* ...
The World Famous *BOB*
Eric Gilliland ...
Eric Gilliland
Jasper James ...
Jasper
Grace Kahng ...
Suicide Nurse
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Cheryl
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Brad
Harry Slattery ...
Piñata Boy
Ralph Gunderman ...
Radio Announcer (voice)
Nate Calkins ...
Shortbus House Band
Christine Choi ...
Shortbus House Band
Paul Festa ...
Shortbus House Band / Sextra
Peter Gingerich ...
Shortbus House Band
Scott Matthew ...
Shortbus House Band
Louis Schwadron ...
Shortbus House Band
Jeannann Seidman ...
Shortbus House Band
Matt Way ...
Shortbus House Band
Brent Alberghini ...
Sextra
Ashley Balavender ...
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Jonathan Bastiani ...
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John Caffery ...
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Anthony Cefala ...
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Aeran Doron ...
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Dominique Doron ...
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Patrick Egan ...
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Feva ...
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Colin Fitzpatrick ...
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Michael C. Freeland ...
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Shawn Frenté ...
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Pamela Giaroli ...
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Joseph Gross ...
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Christopher Hamblin ...
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Timothy Heber ...
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Sienna Horton ...
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Bel Jordan ...
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Joseph Keckler ...
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Bré Kelly ...
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Kenneth Lang ...
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Lapis Luxury ...
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Janie Martinez ...
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Kelly McKay ...
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Jesse Miller ...
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Kristen Munchheimer ...
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Nicole Pasulka ...
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Carlo Quispe ...
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Emma Rander ...
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David W. Robinson ...
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Jesse Sanford ...
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Frank Susa ...
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Tristan Taormino ...
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Matt Thomas ...
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Layard Thompson ...
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Colten Tognazzini ...
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Jorge Torres ...
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Lix Velvet ...
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Will D. Ware ...
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Isabelle Woodley ...
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Leopard Zeppard ...
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Kris Anton ...
Hungry March Band
Jason Candler ...
Hungry March Band
Jon 'Corn Mo' Cunningham ...
Hungry March Band (as Jon Cunningham)
Luca Fadda ...
Hungry March Band
Emily Fairey ...
Hungry March Band
Julie Hair ...
Hungry March Band
Michele Hardesty ...
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Hungry March Band
John Heyenga ...
Hungry March Band
Ben Holtzman ...
Hungry March Band
Richard Hutchins ...
Hungry March Band
Sebastian Isler ...
Hungry March Band
Joseph B. Keady ...
Hungry March Band
Quince Marcum ...
Hungry March Band
Ben Meyers ...
Hungry March Band
Anders Nelson ...
Hungry March Band
Greg Schneiderman ...
Hungry March Band
Sasha Sumner ...
Hungry March Band
Samantha Tsisktinas ...
Hungry March Band
Sara Valentine ...
Hungry March Band
Theresa Westerdahl ...
Hungry March Band
Okkon Yokoyama ...
Hungry March Band
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Fast Ali ...
Party Girl (uncredited)
Brad Bachtell ...
Extra (uncredited)
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House Band Guest (uncredited)
Daniel J. Gerstle ...
Club Guest (uncredited)
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Sextra (uncredited)
Justin Tranter ...
Sextra (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Cameron Mitchell ... (directed by)

Written by

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John Cameron Mitchell ... (written by)

Produced by

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Wouter Barendrecht ... executive producer
Howard Gertler ... producer
Pamela Hirsch ... co-producer
Richie Jackson ... co-executive producer
John Cameron Mitchell ... producer
Morgan Higby Night ... associate producer
Tim Perell ... producer
Bobbi Thompson ... co-executive producer
Michael J. Werner ... executive producer
Neil Westreich ... associate producer
Richard Wofford ... associate producer
Alexis Fish ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Yo La Tengo ... (original score by)

Cinematography by

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Frank G. DeMarco ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Brian A. Kates ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Yee Yeo Chang ... editorial assistant
Demetrea Dewald ... post-production intern
John Dowdell ... digital intermediate colorist
Eric Gerdts ... post-production intern
Cesar Mylo Hernandez ... arriscan operator
Hedia Maron ... editorial assistant
Liz May ... post-production intern
Ali Muney ... assistant editor
Dave Pultz ... color timer (as David Pultz)
Jose Rogel ... editorial assistant
Trina Rose ... editorial assistant (as Trina Rose Cutugno)
Marin Sander-Holzman ... associate editor
Tim Spitzer ... digital intermediate supervisor
Stan Sztaba ... negative cutting
Ethan Weinstock ... editorial assistant
Michelle Yuan ... editorial assistant
Jason Crump ... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Jean Lane ... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Mike Trinker ... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Susan Shopmaker ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Jody Asnes

Set Decoration by

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Sarah E. McMillan ... (as Sarah McMillan)

Costume Design by

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Kurt and Bart

Makeup Department

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Davion Edwards ... additional hair stylist
Fabian Garcia ... key hair stylist
Maya Hardinge ... key makeup artist
Jill Karol ... additional makeup artist (as Jill Astmann)
Julia Lallas ... additional makeup artist
Dionne Pitsikoulis ... additional makeup artist
Amanda Ross ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Pamela Hirsch ... unit production manager
Michael Romero ... production supervisor
Matthew Shapiro ... post-production supervisor
Stephen Winter ... executive: Shortbus
Ramsey Fong ... unit production manager: second unit (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sarah Rae Garrett ... second assistant director
Karen Kane ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Rise Abramson ... scenic
Martin Albanese ... set dresser
Ray Aliester Richard ... prop intern
Hilary Basing ... art department intern
James Bednark ... art department production assistant
Sarah Berney ... scenic
Mary Blanchard ... scenic
Krzysztof J. Bratun ... scenic (as Krzysztof Bratun)
James Capolarello ... prop intern
Steve Cascarelli ... set dresser
Heloise Chung ... art department production assistant (as Kate Bryant)
Benjamin K. Cox ... art department intern
Jeff Everett ... creative consultant to art department
Yolan Fisher ... assistant property master
Ryan Fishman ... art department intern
Bruce Flowers ... design: Yenta
Coryander Friend ... art department production assistant
Sari Heifetz Stricke ... art department intern (as Sari Heifetz)
Millree Hughes ... scenic (as Millree Hugues)
Carl Li ... prop intern (as Carl Ka-Ho Li)
JoJo Li ... art department intern
Hank Liebeskind ... set dresser
Terrell Long ... set dresser
Jory Meltzer ... flash animation design
Elizabeth Minot ... swing
Marko Orso ... art department production assistant
Julio Palma ... set dresser
Joseph Proscia ... leadman (as Joe Proscia)
Kyle Salvatore ... on-set dresser
Heather Wellik ... art department production assistant
Brian Winkowski ... set dresser
Bentley Wood ... property master
Gabu Camilo ... assistant property master: prep (uncredited)
Jacquelyn Moses ... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Tricia Peck ... set production assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Benjamin Cheah ... sound designer (as Ben Cheah)
Ryan Collison ... foley recordist
Mark Corbin ... adr recordist
Gerald Donlan ... dialogue editor / foley editor
Katrina Gagnon ... assistant sound editor
Anguibe Guindo ... boom operator (as Anguibé 'A.G.' Guindo)
John Gutierrez ... boom operator
Lora Hirschberg ... re-recording mixer
Ken Ishii ... sound mixer
Kenton Jakub ... group adr editor
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Brandon Proctor ... re-recording mixer
Jeff Pullman ... boom operator
Jac Rubenstein ... supervising adr editor / supervising dialogue editor
Daniel Sperry ... dolby sound consultant (as Dan Sperry)
Chris Stangroom ... adr recordist
Gregg Swiatlowski ... sound assistant
Lidia Tamplenizza ... assistant sound editor
Damian Volpe ... adr recordist
Joe White ... boom operator
Leslie Bloome ... foley artist (uncredited)
Tom Gambale ... sound designer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Thomas Viviano ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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John Bair ... animator
Peter Heady ... digital intermediate iq editor / effects artist
Nathan Meier ... assistant 3d modeler
Farah Parvez ... assistant digital artist
Robert Dahlem ... main title designer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jessica Bennett ... additional grip (as Jessica Kreimer Bennett)
Elliott Breeden ... workshop videographer
Michael J. Burke ... second assistant camera
Elizabeth Campbell ... additional electric
Nick Citton ... workshop videographer
Ghen Dennis ... workshop videographer
Doug Foote ... first assistant camera (as Douglas Foote)
Jack Foster ... third electric
Avra Fox-Lerner ... best boy electric
David Goodman ... workshop videographer
Jamison Grella ... additional grip
Melissa Guimaraes ... third electric
Matthew Hale ... best boy electric
Mai Iskander ... additional assistant camera
Bob Izzo ... key grip
Mike Jackson ... additional grip
M. Sean Kaminsky ... on-set videographer (as Sean Kamisky) / workshop videographer (as Sean Kaminsky)
Mark Koenig ... additional electric
Jonathan Lees ... workshop videographer
Marcus Lehmann ... additional electric
Bill Lucia ... additional grip
Paul E. McCarthy ... gaffer
Sam McConnell ... workshop videographer
Jim Mickle ... additional grip
Kristen Munchheimer ... on-set videographer / workshop videographer
Joseph Paolini ... third grip
Frank Rinato ... steadicam operator
R. Samul ... best boy grip (as Ryan Samul)
Makario Sarsozo ... workshop videographer
Debbie Stampfle ... camera loader
Ned Stresen-Reuter ... still photographer (as Ned Stressen-Reuter)
Myrna Suarez ... still photographer (as Myrna Suárez)
Frédéric Tcheng ... workshop videographer (as Frederic Tcheng)
David Tumblety ... camera operator
Conrad Ventur ... still photographer
Lee Vickery ... camera assistant
JoJo Whilden ... still photographer
Charles Wing ... additional grip
Matt Wolf ... workshop videographer
Zenfeek ... additional electric
Sung Rae Cho ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Judy Bowman ... casting assistant
James Coppola ... casting: sextras
Genevieve de Gaillande ... casting assistant
Meredith Jacobson Marciano ... extras casting (as Meredith Jacobson)
Erica Palgon ... casting assistant
Seth Stewart ... casting assistant: sextras

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Erin Dougherty ... wardrobe intern
Sarah Laux ... wardrobe production assistant
Olivia Mori ... wardrobe production assistant
Michelle Elaine Teague ... wardrobe supervisor (as Michelle Teague)
Karen Eleanor Wight ... wardrobe intern (as Karen Wight)
Anna Yanofsky ... wardrobe intern
Michelle Yuan ... wardrobe intern
Shelby Saboy ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Steve Faughnan ... assistant location manager
Derek J. Manganelli ... assistant location manager
Collin Smith ... location manager
Jennifer Quesenbery ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Nancy Allen ... music editor
Bitch ... musician: original song
Nate Calkins ... musician: original song
Christine Choi ... musician: original song
Christina Courtin ... musician: original song
Cris Criswell ... music legal: Levine Plotkin & Menin
Keith Gary ... engineer: original song, Quad Recording Studios
Peter Gingerich ... musician: original song
Michael Hill ... music supervisor
Georgia Hubley ... score musician
Ira Kaplan ... score musician
Sabir Mateen ... score musician
Scott Matthew ... musician: original song
James McNew ... score musician / score recordist
Catherine Popper ... musician: original song
Conrad Rippy ... music legal: Levine Plotkin & Menin
Wayne Schrengohst ... engineer: original song, Dutch Boy Oven Studio
Louis Schwadron ... musician: original song
Jeannann Seidman ... musician: original song (as Jeanann Seidman)
Mike Skinner ... engineer: original song
Michael Slattery ... musician: original song
David Wong ... musician: original song

Transportation Department

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Ryan Patrick Cooke ... teamster (as Ryan Cooke)

Other crew

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Matthew Amenta ... set production assistant (as Matthew C. Amenta)
Daniela Barbosa ... additional set production assistant (as Daniela Tomc-Barbosa)
Ryan Beddingfield ... craft intern
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Deborah Blake ... set medic
Bo Blaze ... special consultant: Lindsay Beamish
Elliott Breeden ... set intern / workshop assistant
Brian Cantaldi ... production accountant
Carmine Caracciola ... office intern
Carol A. Compton ... script clearance research: IndieClear (as Carol Compton)
James Coppola ... workshop assistant
Tristan Cowen ... craft service
Jeremy Crane ... assistant production coordinator (as Jeremy Blaise Crane)
Ryan Davis ... workshop assistant
Patricia de Paula ... production coordinator
Demetrea Dewald ... office intern
Andrei Diakov ... assistant: Howard Gertler
Brian Einersen ... office intern
Nikki Ellis ... set intern
Amanda Fine ... production legal
Jess Fogel ... set intern
Cameron Hawkins ... workshop assistant
Kendra Hillman ... office intern
Vanessa Hoffman ... key set production assistant
Diane Hounsell ... script supervisor
Robert Jean ... additional production assistant
Stephen Kent Jusick ... footage: super 8mm
Etienne Kallos ... office intern
M. Sean Kaminsky ... supervising producer: behind-the-scenes documentation (as Sean Kaminsky)
Yuval Kerstein ... set intern
David Laurentin ... assistant parking coordinator
Blake Leyh ... pee & vibrator consultant
Pietro Lorino Jr. ... post-production accountant
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances (as Paula Schmit)
Michael McAvoy ... set intern
Francis McGeever ... office intern
Angel O. Mendez ... office intern (as Angel Mendez)
Yuhei Mikami ... office intern
Ross Miller ... insurance
Jasmine Mohamed ... production office assistant
Ashanti Ngozi ... set intern
David Paritsky ... office intern
Jodi Peikoff ... production legal
Will Schluter ... set production assistant
Louis Schwadron ... assistant: John Cameron Mitchell
Jamie Shuali ... set intern
Jennifer Silver ... production legal
Domina Skye ... special consultant: Lindsay Beamish
Jesse Spellman ... office intern
José Tejada ... parking coordinator (as Jose Tejada)
Anthony Torre ... caterer
Lateefah Torrence ... production associate: Process
Christian Vendetti ... additional production assistant
Daryl Wein ... workshop assistant
Raymond Willis ... office intern (as Ray Willis)
Terri Yuan ... office intern
David Bizgia ... pre-production assistant (uncredited)
Dennis Davidson ... international publicity consultant (uncredited)
Eric Gerdts ... office production intern (uncredited)

Thanks

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Miguel Arteta ... very special thanks
Rozie Bacchi ... the producers wish to thank
Semi Chellas ... the producers wish to thank
Jerry Ciccoritti ... the producers wish to thank
Francis Ford Coppola ... the producers wish to thank
Douglas Coupland ... the producers wish to thank
David Cronenberg ... the producers wish to thank
Andrea Dorfman ... the producers wish to thank
Atom Egoyan ... the producers wish to thank
Fab Filippo ... the producers wish to thank (as Fabrizio Fillippo)
Thom Fitzgerald ... the producers wish to thank
Bart Freundlich ... the producers wish to thank
Matthew Herrmann ... the producers wish to thank
Ellen A. Huang ... the producers wish to thank (as Ellen Huang)
Anne Hubbell ... very special thanks
Dan'l Linehan ... the producers wish to thank
Moby ... angel
Julianne Moore ... the producers wish to thank
Nancy Nigrosh ... the producers wish to thank
Yoko Ono ... the producers wish to thank
Jeremy Podeswa ... the producers wish to thank
Patricia Rozema ... the producers wish to thank
Michael Stipe ... the producers wish to thank
Gus Van Sant ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Numerous New York City dwellers come to the exclusive club Shortbus to work out problems in their sexual relationships. Rob and Sophia are a happily married couple, except for the fact that she has never experienced sexual climax. This irony follows her to work because she is a couples counselor who frequently has to deal with the sexual issues other couples have. Two of her patients are Jamie and James, a gay couple who have been monogamous for five years and counting. James wants to bring other men in to the relationship, and his own history with depression may hint at an ulterior motive. Ceth (pronounced Seth) may be the perfect addition to their family, but Caleb, a voyeur from across the street, may have his own ideas about that. Sophia visits Severin, a dominatrix with secrets of her own to reveal. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Voyeurism is Participation See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Sex Film Project (United States)
  • Shortbus - Dove tutto è permesso (Italy)
  • Shortbus - O comedie exxxtremă (Romania)
  • Tu última parada (Mexico)
  • Шортбъс (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $107,907, 08 Oct 2006
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,108,568, 15 Apr 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia To make the actors more comfortable, the director and the cameramen were stripped naked while filming the orgy scene. See more »
Goofs (at around 22 mins) When viewing his profile Ceth reads Magnum's "measurements". An important one is listed as 15cm, which receives a gasp from Sofia. In reality 15cm is a bit under 6 inches, which is about average. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Flags of Our Fathers/Keeping Mum/Shortbus/Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning/Jesus Camp (2006). See more »
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Crazy Credits The orgy participants seen throughout Club Shortbus are credited as 'Sextras' at the end of the film. See more »
Quotes Justin Bond: As my dear departed friend Lotus Weinstock used to say: "I used to wanna change the world. Now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity."
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