The Little Death


The Little Death

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The Little Death may appeal to fans of dark, risqué comedy, but it's ultimately too rough and uneven to hang together as a wholly satisfying viewing experience.



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THE LITTLE DEATH, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle. (C) Magnolia


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  • Dec 30, 2015
    Generally, kinky sex is depicted in very strange environments, and is often not consensual. This can be seen in shows like "Game of Thrones," and "Girls." There's generally no relationship between the two characters, and kinks are depicted as either tenets of mental illness or the power hungry machinations of bloodthirsty warriors. This film, while not perfect and is oddly formed, does a good job of normalizing the fetishes of everyday, normal people, most of whom are in relationships. Read more at
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2015
    This film has grown on me over the years. At first I dismissed this as a one dimensional boring film, but watching it again I have grown with appreciation. The film is going to develop a cult following over the next years. It is a film destined to be rediscovered and shared with other film buffs. It is dark and doesn't attempt to consume the viewer with a sugar coated happy ending. I hope the filmmakers can move onto bigger things as this unfairly missed the masses. Great performances and a sadistic dark tone help create one of the better Australian films. 10/04/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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