Queerly Beloved: Shortbus
John Cameron Mitchell’s much ancticipated follow-up to Hedwig and the Angry Inch is an explicit, sex-positive coming-of-self dramedy, in which a disperate group of urbanites bare all in their search for connection and meaning in post 9/11 Manhattan. Toronto’s own Sook-Yin Lee plays a sex therapist who has never experienced an orgasm, a perfect conceit for tackling pretenses and the messy, indiosincratic paths to self-discovery (and self-pleasure), which Mitchell does with incredible humanity and humour.
The film’s star, Sook-Yin Lee, will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.
- “Few arthouse directors have put real sex to such narratively constructive and credibly, humorously human use.” Time Out
- “Both deeply funny and transcendently human.” – Boston Globe
- “Mitchell posits a place of healing and humor and light and lots and lots of sex.” – RogerEbert.com