Searching for your inner-sexual soul in The Big Apple. 

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. 

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Writer: John Cameron Mitchell
Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy

IMDb betyg: 6.5
Original title Shortbus
Production country USA
Language English
Subtitle DanskaNorskaSvenska
Recommended age 15
Runtime 101 min.
Color Color
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
IMDb link tt0367027

 

Nominated: Chlotrudis Award

Won: Producers Award

Won: Best Art Direction
Won: Best Screenplay
Nominated: Grand Prix Asturias

Nominated: GLAAD Media Award

Won: Glitter Award

Nominated: Gotham Independent Film Award

Nominated: International Jury Award

Won: Golden Eye

The boldest provocation of Mitchell’s sweet, tender and gently funny film may be its exuberant celebration of community and togetherness at a cultural moment rife with fatalism and disconnect.

Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly

A darkly comic trifle that follows in the footsteps of such films as Catherine Breillat’s ”Romance” (2000), ”The Brown Bunny” (2003) and Michael Winterbottom’s ”9 Songs” (2004) by incorporating hard-core sex into a nonpornographic narrative.

Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide Magazine

Mitchell’s energy and occasional ingenuity make Shortbus an engaging viewing experience, provided you can stomach it.

Glenn Kenny, Premiere

Mitchell’s adventurous, big- hearted, pansexual mosaic of New Yorkers looking for love and orgasms (not necessarily in that order), is a rare example of a nonporn film that doesn’t exploit graphic sex as a gimmick.

Lou Lumenick, New York Post