1. says

    I’m really sick of “edgy” filmmakers trying to pass porn scenes off as art. They should have the balls to call their sex flicks what they are. I remember when I was fool enough to go see “Shortbus” – take away the sex, and there is absolutely nothing to recommend that movie.

  2. AJD says

    I don’t agree with censorship either, but I saw “I Want Your Love,” and it’s definitely a porn movie. I have nothing against that – I love porn as much as the next person – and I do find the idea of pornographic art to be interesting and in many ways hotter than standard porn, but it was definitely a porno.

    That being said, I wish the guy who made it had chosen better looking guys. The whole hipster thing is a bit of a turnoff for me.

  3. jeremyrain says

    I like “I want your love”, and I think it’s more of an pornographic art film than an usual porno. OTOH, I personally detest James Franco and his continental ego. Well, if he supports the film and helps to get some publicity, then…whatever works, works.

  4. says

    showing sex in a film is only “shocking” to puritanical ninnies who would still be shocked by sex. It aint “shock value” to those who have actual sex lives.

    My Mum loved Shortbus. At first I was floored by that, then I remembered “Oh yeah, she lived through the 60s. My generation didn’t invent any of this.”

    everyone should see “this film is not yet rated” – the galling practices of ratings boards need to be exposed and done away with.

    gratuitous violence? a-ok. tits? ok. frontal male nudity, homosexual affection, or sex? BAN IT! CENSOR IT! It’ll HARM EVERYONE!

    no, it won’t.

    and dont’ get me started on editing down sexual content so that a film can get a lower-rating, so that younger people can see it. RIGHT> rather than make a film for adults, you worry about “what if kids see it?”, and then edit out a few seconds so that…MORE kids can see it?

    in Canada, an R-rating means nobody under 18 can see the film, even with a parent or guardian.
    Pg. Pg-13. 14A. 18A. R.

    it’s amazing that we’re still in a largely-global culture that treats violence as acceptable entertainment and views sex as a dangerous thing we all need to be shielded from.

  5. says

    I haven’t seen “I want your Love”; but I have seen “Shortbus” and I thought it was excellent and poignant….and so many haunting themes.
    I loved the New York background in “Shortbus” but it made me glad I live in the mountains.

  6. Bryant says

    I just watched the 14 minute clip of “I Want Your Love” on the official website and it’s 2 minutes of acting and 12 minutes of “artistically” filmed pornography. The two characters are engaged in oral sex, rim jobs, and anal intercourse. The scene ends with the characters ejaculating while being penetrated during anal sex. There’s no difference between that scene and any scene at Falcon Studios in terms of sex acts.

    I understand the director may be attempting to include the sex acts to tell a story, but, that doesn’t preclude the fact for at least 12 minutes of the movie, it’s porn that’s being filmed.

  7. says

    remember when Mel Gibson tried to pass of pornography as “Art” when he made The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre?

    or does pornography only get called pornography when it’s showing/exploiting “sex”?

  8. Chitown Kev says

    @little kiwi

    well, the “porno” part of the word actually refers to prostitution (the word pornography specifically referred to the various ex art and sex toys that were found when Pompeii was excavated) but there are a lot of things that get called “porn” nowadays becuase of a certain “addictive” affect that happens.

  9. anon says

    Australia has some odd rules concerning porn. There are overlapping laws that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but for the most part it makes printed porn or video porn hard to obtain. They’ve made several attempts to ban online porn too. The history here has a lot to do with the way the Anglican church helped to control the prisons and the desire to keep prisoners in check even after their sentences were over (if they ever ended). There is still a lot cultural conservatism in Australia.

  10. says

    I saw the film as part of a festival. Afterwards, one of the speakers was the head of Naked Sword. His studio bankrolled the film and it was made clear during the discussion that this would not have happened without the sexual content. Having said that, the film can best be labeled as “semi-porn.” The actors were playing themselves and were not professional porn actors, though the sex was indeed explicit. The film did try to tell a serious story but I agree with the friend I went with: The sex actually distracted from the narrative. All in all the movie was merely so-so, a mediocre art film. I don’t think adults should be prevented from seeing it if they wish to but they won’t get (you should pardon the expression) a lot of bang for their buck.

  11. Booka says

    “Continental Ego”? WTH is that supposed to imply? To me it says that the person that would use such a phrase is victim to a absurdly arrogant puritanical sensibility. Those that would justify censorship of all things sexual, because of their limited and narrow-minded self validating concepts of moral rectitude. You might have a issue with how the script plays out, fine. Yet the second skin comes on the same old backwards American prudishness trumps any other thought. Europeans are comfortable with their skin, and sex in general, so I fail to see that THEY are the ones with the problem. Those that go screaming “Save the Children”, seem to want their Grandmother to feel safe too, as if her 1950’s sensibilities held the secret to enlightened civilization. I can’t help but think that a adult in the 21st century, with all our advances, should be able to handle f*cking, just as easily as massacre on the Big screen, WITHOUT someone telling them whats right and wrong all the time. Geesh…

  12. Mark says

    stUFFED Animal is a bat sh-t crazy RELIGIOUS fanatic. Stuffed animal, your religion and Jesus are all made up bull sh-t. Go stuff THAT animal you idiot.

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