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"Pissing and shitting are important."
"Yes. I'd like to be a whore."
"Will a man's genitalia enter my genitalia someday?"
"I love this pussy hound's cock. Sucking it, or fucking it."
"Please! Hey! Can we grind instead?"
Sion Sono's Antiporno is absolutely surreal, and it's by turns hard to latch onto and a little too didactic, but it does have some very interesting layers AND its bold colors make it quite beautiful to look at even if the characters are rather repulsive, or at least, off-putting. One of the difficulties is that several realities are true at once. Kyoko is a young woman acting a part for a movie, but also is that character, but also merely has a fantasy about getting the role. You can pick one, but the film doesn't ask you to because it's more about exploring sex in life and in film (in one reading), and the use (and I'm choosing that word carefully) of women in film, and perhaps how sex positivity has been co-opted (or invented) by the Patriarchy to make women actively want to be "whores" on film, not just accept it as a reality of film-making. And of course, Antiporno also has a lot of nudity and softcore sexual situations, fetishism, etc. ITSELF, showing male-dominant ideas at work, but perhaps slightly skewing them towards a female erotic POV. Perhaps. What we have here is a character who knows she's a character trapped in a fiction she finds disgusting, but the film might be just life, with its own "directorial" expectations. 5 months 2 weeks ago