Shortbus- watch this if you haven't already!

  • beaujangle

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    Feb 25, 2010 11:23 AM GMT
    I luv this movie. It's great and unusual & very sexy!

  • jrs1

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    Feb 25, 2010 2:29 PM GMT

    I love the storyline & cinematography ... but it rivals avant-garde pornography. I would also recommend watching this film.
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    Feb 25, 2010 2:38 PM GMT
    One of my favorite movies! It's the first movie I have ever seen that successfully blended a real, well acted story with depictions of real sex thrown in as appropriate parts of the plot. This separates it from other romantic comedies or sexually charged feature films, in that the sex is real and explicit, but it also separates it from "porn with a plot" because the sex is not the main focus of the film, and the acting and storyline are feature quality. I have always said they should make a movie like that, and someone finally did!

    I met the lead actors Paul Dawson and PJ DeBoy at a screening of the film as part of the St. Pete Pride 2007 festivities. They're bf's in real life, and were real, cool guys.
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    Feb 25, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    yeah that was very good...loved Sook-Yin Lee, I still remember her from Much Music icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 25, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    Such a beautiful film on a host of levels. I laughed, I cried, I got a boner. One of the best things about it is exposing me to Jay Brannan. He's funny, beautiful and brilliant. He had me at "Soda Shop".
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    I saw this when I lived in Nebraska and the theater kept track of how many people walked out of the film. It was a pretty large list! I loved it and love Justin Bond, from Kiki and Herb. I got to see Justin perform at Night of 1,000 Stevies and she was amazing.
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 25, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    I saw this movie when it premiered at the Festival Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal (oh my god, already!) 4 years ago. I liked it so much that I dragged all of my friends out to see it again when it came out in normal theaters. It's very touching, funny, and eye-opening. And if you aren't familiar with the other film that John Cameron Mitchell made, check out Hedwig and the Angry Inch!

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    Feb 25, 2010 3:03 PM GMT
    Great flick--Though don't try to rent it at Blockbuster or check it out from your local library--cuz it's SMUT, and they don't pander to perverts, and wash your mouth out for even thinking such a thing...

    Really like the fact that John Cameron Mitchell performed in the orgy scene--
    That's him goin' down on the hefty gal on the sofa toward the end.
  • curve

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    Feb 25, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    this is one of my favorite movies -- if you've not seen it, rent!
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    Feb 25, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    It's a great movie... provocative, funny, poignant.
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    Feb 25, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    great movie. a definite favourite and it treats the audience like a mature adult. jay branans' got some good music clips on youtube, i love the one with him and margaret cho.
  • fryblock

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    Feb 25, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    Funny story. My friend mentioned it to me so i tried to download a bootleg copy. It finished downloading so I watched the first 20 minutes. I heard it was a little sexual but I wasn't prepared for 4 threesomes in someones backyard! Turns out it obviously wasn't the real Shortbus. That's what I get for trying to steal movies online!
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    Feb 26, 2010 1:12 AM GMT
    I thought it was a little weird and stereotypical, like too many gay movies, but despite that I would see it againicon_smile.gif
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    Feb 26, 2010 5:55 AM GMT
    I think it's funny, I like how the electricity went off when that Asian girl achieve orgasm lol.
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    Feb 26, 2010 8:08 AM GMT
    To the guy who mentioned not being able to get it on blockbuster: Netflix has i! Blockbuster has some surprisingly conservative censorship policies, and I make it a policy to boycott them (except for once in a blue moon when I just HAVE to see a movie the day it comes out on DVD, then the convenience of a brick and mortar store beats the 3 day wait of netflix icon_smile.gif

    I found that out years ago when blockbuster online first came out, and I tried it before netflix, because of the added convenience of being able to use the stores. I dropped them like a hot rock when I found out they do not carry NC-17 movies and unrated titles deemed too controversial.

    But I personally OWN this one- it is worth it!
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    Feb 26, 2010 8:17 AM GMT
    The closing number is so heartwarming. icon_smile.gif I would love to have a real shortbus.
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Feb 27, 2010 12:38 AM GMT
    Well, here's the link to the movie, so you can watch it online

    http://www.wisevid.com/play?v=1Ab6tgq8fA3c
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Mar 03, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    great flick
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    Mar 03, 2010 4:10 AM GMT
    this movies great, i saw it stoned with some friends and it was just beautiful and funny and u leave feeling good and enlightened, and REALLY horny
  • Bill_39

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    Mar 03, 2010 12:29 PM GMT
    I have and loved!
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    Mar 06, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    This movie has one of my favorite quotes from Justin Bond:

    As my dear departed friend Lotus Weinstock used to say: "I used to wanna change the world. Now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity."
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    Mar 06, 2010 1:50 PM GMT
    This film has a ton of memorable quotes:

    "It's just like the 60's, only with less hope."

    "My name's Bitch."

    "But you know what's the most wonderful thing about New York? It's where everyone comes to get fucked. It's one of the last places where people are still willing to bend over to let in the new. And the old. New Yorkers are, uh, permeable. You know what I mean?"

    "These bitches sucking cock and eating ass... then they show up at the buffet and say they're vegan."

    "Was that the first time someone sang the National Anthem into your ass?"

    "If you could have any super power what would it be?"
    "The power to make you interesting."

    HAHAHA!!! Loved every minute of it.
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    Mar 06, 2010 2:05 PM GMT
    How about:

    Jesse, the John: Are you a top or a bottom?
    Severin: I beg your pardon?
    Jesse, the John: I mean in real life.
    Severin: This is real life.
    Jesse, the John: Let me put it this way: do you think we should get out of Iraq?

    Justin Bond: [to Sofia] It's a salon for the gifted and challenged. That's Alice. She's got a cunt like a wizard's sleeve.

    Man: Justin, someone just came on your cat.
    Justin Bond: [Ceth laughs] It's not funny. Why can't they leave my pussy alone?

    Justin Bond: [looking at the orgy] Oh my God, for a minute there I thought that man didn't have an arm.
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    Mar 06, 2010 2:11 PM GMT
    lissenup, i think you're quoting from the same IMDB database as me....icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 06, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    Dilibra saidlissenup, i think you're quoting from the same IMDB database as me....icon_wink.gif


    Busted!

    The only ones I know from heart is the one about leaving the room with a little dignity....and the wizard's sleeve one.