Destricted is an arthouse porno flick, no bones about it. Matthew Barney shoots a digital video of a guy making love to the drive shaft of a Euclid truck. He’s got a wedding reception centerpiece hanging from an orifice, and a mouthful of flowers. This is not for the faint of heart. There’s a Gaspar Noe bit with an inflatable doll, a teddy bear, a Katsuni (pictured) facial, and a dude with a pistol fetish. It’s shot with Noe’s typical strobe effects. There’s a couple really cute animations done over actual pornos. There are some truly disturbing fetish sequences, depending on what your own fetishes are or are not.

Like non-arthouse porno, the shorts are frustrating, occasionally titillating, and often they require extended use of the fast-forward button on a remote. This is another of the films in the backwash at the bottom of my DVD queue, added six or seven years ago–soon I’ll be changing my account to all streaming stuff. There’s some early Bergman left to work through, and some peculiar docs. I’ll keep you posted. As for Destricted, it’s got a few worthy moments, but I don’t know many people who could endure it.

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