Sex cowboys is a travel inside our generation, the lost generation, destined to live without a permanent employment, a fixed home and a defined lifestyle. The characters of this travel are nomadic, precarious e immature in the comedy of their life: to Simone's anger and to Marla's magic need, alternates passion and sex. The generational crisis is inside us, and we have to find a way to survive and make the present our dream, since in our future we won't have space.
Sex Cowboys is a very cool film about two lovers facing tough times economically, who come up with the idea to shoot porn videos in an attempt to gain a fanbase so they can pay their rent and stay afloat.
I really appreciated how real the world felt. Each character has to cope with their own personal demons and face the realities of their financial/living situation, while also trying to find ways to break free and enjoy their lives. There was also a theme of yearning for better times in the past that really resonated with me.
The performances were great all around. The history and complicated relationship between Marla and Simone felt real, thanks to the terrific chemistry (both emotional and physical) between Nataly Beck'S and Francesco Maccarinelli. Federico Rosati was also great as their goofball friend who you come to empathize with.
Naturally, as you'd expect in a movie about two people shooting porn, there's a substantial amount of sex and nudity. I think the director finds a nice balance where he doesn't shy away from it, but it also doesn't get too graphic (which he shouldn't, since this is still a movie and not a straight-up porn). It all serves the larger purpose of the story.
In general, the writer-director's filming style was grounded and intimate, which allowed the viewer a real fly-on-the-wall perspective into these character's lives and emotional states. As an observer, you really feel the highs and lows that these characters go through.
The film was honest and to-the-point, with a message that will resonate with anyone who's been faced with the bitter compromise of adulthood and the longing for happier and more innocent times. Definitely check it out if you get a chance.
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