On the recommendation of a friend (thanks M!) I bought a copy of the movie Shortbus by John Cameron Mitchell last week (on eBay). It arrived in the mail today, so I sat down with my partner after lunch to watch it.
Shortbus is rated 18+, it is a funny, entertaining movie about a couples councilor and her husband, a gay couple, a dominatrix, a voyeur, and the former major of New York! It also has more actual real sex (straight, gay, lesbian, masturbation, domination and more) than I have ever seen outside of something rated XXX.
It’s not a movie of sex with a storyline thrown in as an excuse for the sex. It’s a well written, directed, and produced movie that doesn’t just fade to black when people do what they actually do in real life. And that, for me, makes the sex even more interesting.
It left us both thinking about sex and sexuality, about how people relate to each other, and how they love and fuck. It is a great story and worth watching.
If you would like to borrow my copy of Shortbus, just drop me an email and I will see if I can send it to you. Otherwise you can get your own on eBay for $25 or so. It’s worth having in your (private) DVD library!