Sex in the Lower East Side: The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds

Sex in the Lower East Side: The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds

The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds, directed by Ilya Chaiken, is a short film that was shot on a shoestring budget, but it’s marked with a sense of gritty, tenacious elegance. In 2004, the film was an Official Selection of The Sundance Film Festival.

The film begins with a humorous, but bittersweet meditation about an East Village girl’s many, many love affairs. It then focuses on a particular one-night stand, which unfortunately happened to take place the night before the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. The tryst seems to become a poignant portrayal of an important event in the young heroine’s life. Yes, it seems to be, but one is left with an ending that is both beautiful, yet at the same time hauntingly elusive: One senses that something has changed, but we’re not quite sure what.

The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds

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One Response to “Sex in the Lower East Side: The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds”

  1. D M Says:

    Loved the pics, really classy some of them.


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