Film School: Shortbus
Directed by John Cameron Mitchell
If youâ€™re going to go see just one movie this year at the VIFF, it has to be Shortbus. Itâ€™s got real sex with real people (wow!), some of whom you might recognise. John Cameron Mitchellâ€™s latest film is about an underground club in New York where people go to get uninhibited (read: banged any way possible). Thereâ€™s auto-fellatio, gay sex, straight sex, and enough ejaculation to put up wallpaper. In case you havenâ€™t heard, Canadaâ€™s own Sook Yin-Lee plays a sex therapist thatâ€™s never had an orgasm, and goes to Shortbus looking for one. Itâ€™s good times.