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An exploration into the lives of several characters living in new york as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex. Male and female, straight and gay, the characters find one another and eventually find themselves when they all converge at a weekly underground salon called shortbus.


Studio Velocity Home Entertainment
SKU 203529413
UPC 821575550758
UPC 14 00821575550758
Format DVD
Release Date 3/13/2007
Rating UR
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Brian A. Kates - Editor
Frank G. DeMarco - Cinematographer
Howard Gertler - Producer
John Cameron Mitchell - Director
John Cameron Mitchell - Writer
Lindsay Beamish - Actor
Michael J. Werner - Executive Producer
P.J. DeBoy - Actor
Paul Dawson - Actor
Sook-Yin Lee - Actor
Yo La Tengo - Original Music By
Nominee (2007) Independent Spirit, Howard Gertler, Tim Perell, Producers Award
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review With something as controversial as Shortbus, you can never get a sense of what you're in for based on word-of-mouth, especially when there's no consensus. Some think it's a masterpiece (or nearly so). Others think it's an abomination. Such a division of opinion is expected when a filmmaker crosses the daring line of combining narrative with hard-core sex scenes. Although Shortbus doesn't work as porn (and I don't believe it's intended to), it also doesn't work as a serious drama. The storyline is juvenile and the characters remain poorly developed and incomplete.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Variety
Review "Shortbus" is the cinematic equivalent of a relationship that begins with sex on the first date and then wants to get more serious when you'd rather just have more sex. Unquestionably the most sexually graphic American narrative feature ever made outside the realm of the porn industry, John Cameron Mitchell's ambitious attempt to merge his characters' active sexual lives with more conventional emotional content is playfully and provocatively entertaining for roughly the first half, but loses staying power thereafter when investment in the uncompelling characters' problems is requested...All craft elements feed into the vibrant vibe, as do the energizing and sometimes witty musical elements.
Reviewer Todd McCarthy
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Spanish, French, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun ...nothing if not over-the-top, replete with consummated sex acts...
Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club ...a sharp sense of humor and comfortable performances...
Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly ...sweet, tender and gently funny film...

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