Letters to the The Observer
Celebrating the film Shortbus
The Observer Review
||Doc. No. 2006.041 OBS003L
Tim Adams (Sex: Everybody’s doing it, 26 November
2006), says John Cameron Mitchell’s
film Shortbus is a little sexual revolution. I call it a big one – with its honest
couplings welcome as an alternative to crude slam-bam porn or the sex-is-violent-and-doomed
productions with their desperate self-loathing.
[This cheerful sexual honesty is what
I argued for in my book The Sex Code: Morals for Moderns (Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
1991). That described what I call the Henry Moore syndrome, an empty hole being placed
where the sexual organs should be. It is wonderful
that the hole is now at last being filled in.]
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