Major Dad’s post 3209
Delivrez-nous du Mal (1987) by Marc Paradis from Images Festival on Vimeo.
Languishing male couples caress, naked hunks strike sculptural poses as a handsome man comments on the ‘trivial nature of the orgasm.’ This piece looks at the hype around sex and the resulting differences between our expectations and the reality of the experience.
It’s an interesting little film, but, coincidentally the year it came out I was in art school (I used to take a leave of absence every summer and grab a semester at Emily Carr College of Art and Design), and this exactly the kind of film I recall my more self-involved and pretentious class mates would produce. Right down to the French narration with English subtitles.