Movie Review - Shortbus

January 20, 2011

The movie “Shortbus” is quite explicit, and is a unique creation from the makers of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” It features a story of 7 main characters: A gay couple, a stalker, a gay man, a heterosexual couple, and a polyamorous sage. The music is an integral part of the movie and noted musician Jay Brannan not only plays a song in the movie but is one of the main characters.

There is significant nudity and an excellent plot about a woman’s journey to find her orgasm, and a gay man’s journey to find a reason to live.

John Cameron Mitchell weaves a tale about the New York City underground movement and a private club called Shorbus, where the actors as well as the characters in the movie embark on an erotic journey.