I think I could find a way to link these three stories to sexuality, specifically gay sexuality, just as several other reviewers have done, but the acting and writing were so deplorable that it made it difficult to follow the film. I understand that "Horror," the B-movie storyline, was supposed to have bad acting, but there is no such excuse for the other two stories. The performances were so stilted and self-conscious, and it seemed like first-time director Todd Haynes didn't shoot enough takes.
Overall, I think there might be something interesting underneath the crappy acting, but I couldn't bring myself to see it clearly.
Years before "I'm Not There", director Todd Haynes was working in experimental narrative, his first film a biography of Karen Carpenter using only Barbie Dolls, and then this, and this is a quantumn leap forward. A one of a kind film, about the awesome, bizzare, and divergent power of human sexuality. Wierd cameo from John Leguizamo too.
Intense and beautiful, disturbing and visceral.
The birth of a strange gay film maker.
2‚??first collaboration with producer Christine Vachon, who created Killer Films in time for Velvet Golmine and Todd Solondz‚??s Happiness (1998)‚??with Good Machine‚??s Ted Hope
3‚??1 of the three stories, ‚??Homo‚?? makes an explicit link to Jean Genet‚??s Thief Journal: fictional reminiscences of days in reform school and prisons
4‚??What is (American Independent) Cinema? state-funded gay sex