Shortbus

Shortbus

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Director: John Cameron Mitchell

Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish

     
 

John Cameron Mitchell, who created a cult sensation as writer and director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, blazes a brave new trail with this comedy-drama which combines the stories of a handful of emotionally unsatisfied New Yorkers with some of the most explicit sexual material to ever appear in a mainstream motion picture. Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee) is a couples'See more details below

Overview

John Cameron Mitchell, who created a cult sensation as writer and director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, blazes a brave new trail with this comedy-drama which combines the stories of a handful of emotionally unsatisfied New Yorkers with some of the most explicit sexual material to ever appear in a mainstream motion picture. Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee) is a couples' therapist who has a major relationship problem of her own -- she's never had an orgasm, and her husband Rob (Raphael Barker) doesn't seem capable of giving her one. Sophia's clients include James and Jamie (Paul Dawson and PJ DeBoy), a gay couple who have been together for five years and are beginning to grow tired of one another. As James and Jamie discuss the possibility of bringing another man into the bedroom, Sophia accidentally mentions her problem, and they tell her of an upcoming "Shortbus Party," a sexual free-for-all in which straight, gay, and lesbian couples are all welcome to either talk about sex or take a more active role in the main ballroom. As James and Jamie hook up with Ceth (Jay Brannan) for some mutually satisfying action at the bash, Sophia experiments with Sapphic diversions, and begins to truly find herself when she encounters Severin (Lindsay Beamish), a professional dominatrix. However, while Sophia begins to find what she needs with Severin, she discovers that while Severin is able to casually enter into a sexual relationship, she's never been able to emotionally commit herself to someone else. Shortbus was screened in competition at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. ThinkFilm's packed DVD release incldues everything from trailers to making-ofs that cover the production as well as how to shoot a sex scene. Deleted scenes have also been supplied with optional filmmaker and cast commentary, with an additional commentary included for the feature film. The sound and picture have been mastered for the home theater thanks to its 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen image and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround audio track.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2007
UPC:
0821575550758
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Velocity / Thinkfilm
Time:
1:42:00

Special Features

Trailers; Gifted and Challenged: The Making of Shortbus; How to Shoot Sex: A Docu-Primer; Deleted scenes with filmmaker & cast commentary; Trailer gallery; Filmmaker & cast feature commentary; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround; 16:9 anamorphic full frame presentation (1.78:1); Closed captioned; Spanish and French subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sook-Yin Lee Sofia
Paul Dawson James
Lindsay Beamish Severin
PJ DeBoy Jamie
Raphael Barker Rob
Jay Brannan Ceth
Peter Stickles Caleb
Alan Mandell Actor
Adam Hardman Actor
Ray Rivas Actor
Bitch Actor
Justin Bond Actor
Shanti Carson Actor
Justin Hagan Actor
Jan Hilmer Actor
Stephen Kent Jusick Actor
Yolonda Ross Actor
JD Samson Actor
Daniela Sea Actor
Miriam Shor Actor
Rachael Cyna Smith Actor
Paul Oakley Stovall Actor
Lex Vaughn Actor
Jonathan Caouette Actor

Technical Credits
John Cameron Mitchell Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jody Asnes Production Designer
John Bair Animator
Wouter Barendrecht Executive Producer
Bart the Bear Costumes/Costume Designer
Benjamin Cheah Sound/Sound Designer
Frank G. de Marco Cinematographer
Alexis Fish Executive Producer
Howard Gertler Producer
Michael Hill Musical Direction/Supervision
Pamela Hirsch Co-producer
Ken Ishii Sound/Sound Designer
Karen Kane Asst. Director
Brian A. Kates Editor
Kurt & Bart Costumes/Costume Designer
Morgan Higby Night Associate Producer
Frank Olsen Executive Producer
Tim Perell Producer
Susan Shopmaker Casting
David Tumblety Camera Operator
Thomas Viviano Special Effects
Michael J. Werner Executive Producer
Neil Westreich Associate Producer
Richard Wofford Associate Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Shortbus
1. Opening Sequence [6:55]
2. I'm Home [2:39]
3. Jamie & James [8:16]
4. The Mistress of Shortbus [3:57]
5. Yenta 650 [4:33]
6. Bitch [3:07]
7. About New York [5:34]
8. Star-Spangled Banner [7:32]
9. A Place of Love [2:52]
10. Non-Smoking Environment [5:26]
11. The Egg [6:28]
12. Three-Way [6:11]
13. Truth or Dare [4:38]
14. You Gave It Away? [2:45]
15. For Jamie [4:21]
16. This One's for Her [6:14]
17. My Film [4:23]
18. Calm [4:14]
19. In the End [5:23]
20. End Credits [5:51]

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