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Shortbus

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Original title
Shortbus
Year
Running time
102 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John Cameron Mitchell
Music
Yo La Tengo
Cinematography
Frank G. DeMarco
Cast
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Producer
Fortissimo Films / Q Television / Process Productions / THINKFilm
Genre
Drama | Erotic. Gay & Lesbian. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
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. Set 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.
Awards
2006: Gijon Film Festival: Best Screenplay & Art Direction
2006: Independent Spirit Awards: Producers Award
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