New 4K Restoration Trailer for John Cameron Mitchell's 'Shortbus' Film
"It's not your sort of average Friday night event." Oscilloscope Labs has released a new trailer for the 4K re-release of the iconic, infamous sex orgy film Shortbus, made by filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell. This originally premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and opened in the fall. It was talked about quite a bit at the time, because some in the public thought it was nothing but pornography, while others defended it art house cinema with a keen eye. 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. The film is also famous for featuring real sex, not simulated for the film, and lots of graphic nudity and intimacy. "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." This stars Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker, Peter Stickles, Jay Brannan. If you haven't seen it yet, this is the best time to finally catch up with it. Even more detail than even before.
Here's the new 4K restoration trailer (+ poster) for John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus, from YouTube:
John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic & 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 all the other 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. Shortbus is both written and directed by American actor / filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell, his second film after Hedwig and the Angry Inch, before he would make Rabbit Hole and How to Talk to Girls at Parties. The film originally premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, then it opened in select US theaters in late 2006. This 4K restoration will be released by Oscilloscope Labs starting in NYC on January 26th, 2022 this winter. For more info on the re-release + theater listings, visit their official site.