Starring: Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker,
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Running Time: 101 minutes
A pre-orgasmic sex therapist, a gay couple that wants to open their relationship, a dominatrix prostitute/artist and a small underground New York Sex club called Shortbus.
Sofia is a sex-therapist (or as she prefers to be called "couples counsellor") who has never had an orgasm and after a counselling session with "The Jamies", James and Jamie, she visits Shortbus. She immediately becomes visually, psychologically and emotionally exposed to a sexual awakening. This is a place where sex is viewed as a basic biological function of humanity, and most of all, fun. Here, there are no boundaries, monogamy is a foreign concept and all emotional connotations associated with sex are removed.
Severin, the dominatrix prostitute/artist, offers to help Sofia find her orgasm and in return Sofia will give Severin, aka Jennifer Anniston, free therapy help in her quest for a connection as she has never experienced a deep, lasting relationship and loneliness is taking it's toll.
The Jamies decide to try an open relationship and meet Ceth at Shortbus. Ceth falls for James and Jamie - not individually, but as a couple and he pursues the idea of a monogamous three way relationship with them. But an onlooker is shocked by the arrival of Ceth seeing him as a danger to James and Jamie's relationship and sets out to eliminated the threat.
John Cameron Mitchell's 'Shortbus' explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex in and around a modern-day underground salon. A sex therapist who has never had an orgasm, a dominatrix who is unable to connect, a gay couple who are deciding whether to open up their relationship, and the people who weave in and out of their lives, all converge on a weekly gathering called 'Shortbus' a mad nexus of art, music, politics and polysexual carnality. In a post 9/11, bush exhausted New York City, 'Shortbus' tells its story with sexual frankness, suggesting new ways to reconcile questions of the mind, pleasures of the flesh and imperatives of the heart.
EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes (45 mins)
Review: A bold and remarkable film that helps those with inhabitions grow and explore a greater depth towards love and how they express it. Enjoy, try something new, and live the experience.Order Now from CD Wow