The Misandrists (2017)

The Misandrists
Director: Bruce La Bruce
Writer: Bruce La Bruce
Cast: Kita Updike, Victoire Laly, Olivia Kundisch, Lina Bembe, Til Schindler, Susanne Sachße, Viva Ruiz, Kembra Pfahler, Caprice Crawford, Grete Gehrke
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 6.5.2017
[Review by cornholio.]

Isolde (Kita Updike) and Hilde (Olivia Kundisch) are part of a radical feminist group that is plotting ways to take over the world. But first, the two stumble over Volker (Til Schindler) who is obviously in trouble with the law. Hilde is hesitant about what to do: men are the enemy, but so is the police. Isolde convinces her to bring Volker back with them and hide them in the basement of the school building that serves as the home of their group. Hide him not only from the police, but also from their own leaders, the Sisters.

The Misandrists is an interesting attempt in second wave feminism that doesn’t work in many and definitely problematic ways but at least it’s always interesting to watch.

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Fucking Different XXX (2011)

Fucking Different XXX
Part of: Transition Festival
Seen on: 14.11.2016

Fucking Different XXX is a queer porn anthology where the lesbian directors tackle the gay sex and the gay directors the lesbian sex.

I liked the idea of this anthology, but unfortunately the result wasn’t really my thing. Apart from a few moments, I didn’t really enjoy it. Also, for an anthology that is all about switching and queering things up, it felt pretty tame. There was only one segment, Offing Jack, that features a nonbinary person and a fat guy, that really manages to break through the mold of usual, if mostly homosexual sex.

After the jump, I’ll talk about each segment separately.

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No Skin Off My Ass (1991)

No Skin Off My Ass
Director: Bruce La Bruce
Writer: Bruce La Bruce
Cast: Bruce La Bruce, Klaus von Buecker, G.B. Jones, Caroline Azar
Part of: identities Festival
Seen on: 16.6.2015

A hairdresser (Bruce La Bruce) stumbles on a skinhead (Klaus von Buecker) in a park. The skin obivously isn’t doing too well and the hairdresser has a thing for skinheads (their style and look, not their political stance), so it’s in both their interest when the hairdresser invites the skin home. But the question is whether there will become more of their relationship.

No Skin Off My Ass is a charming and frankly just extremely funny film. Pretty much all of it is very tongue in cheek, with a little provocation thrown into the mix. I enjoyed it a lot.

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