Fjögur Píanó: Mind-Controlled Slavery, Addiction, Drugs and Violent Sex

Fjögur Píanó: Mind-Controlled Slavery, Addiction, Drugs and Violent Sex

Fjögur Píanó is a thoughtful, haunting short film/music video created by Israeli director Alma Har’el, set to music by the acclaimed Icelandic band Sigur Rós. The band recently asked a dozen filmmakers to each choose a song from its new album, Valtari; given complete creative freedom, filmmaker Alma Har’el produced a seven-minute video that at first appears to be more of a dream sequence than a narrative. Fjögur Píanó is a wordless song comprised of four piano pieces that features actor Shia LaBeouf and actress Denna Thomsen in a stormy relationship, caught up in a destructive spiral, possibly revolving around mind-controlled drug addiction, lovesick co-dependence and sordid sexuality mixed with dominance and violence.

It is evident throughout the film that the couple is very confused, not in control of their destiny and hopelessly trapped in a state of virtual imprisonment. Much of the film’s symbolism hints at the concept of Monarch Mind Control. Monarch Mind Control is named after the Monarch butterfly, a genetically programmed insect that begins its life as a worm (representing undeveloped potential) and, after a period of cocooning (biological programming), is reborn as a beautiful butterfly (the Monarch slave).

From this perspective, Fjögur Píanó can be viewed as a dark commentary on a world of increasingly abusive totalitarian domination. Every aspect of Shia and Denna’s lives is manipulated by outside forces. Their living environment is controlled and modified by their handlers: they are drugged, blindfolded and forcibly taken on weird, dissociative trips. Attempts to break free from the cruel domination are useless. The couple is utterly powerless when confronted by the world around them, and in the end the only thing Shia can do is cut another bloody tally mark into Denna’s back.

Fjögur Píanó: Mind-Controlled Slavery, Addiction, Drugs and Violent Sex

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Sexy Screen Tests: A Big Cock and Hot Chicks

Sexy Screen Tests: A Big Cock and Hot Chicks

In film director Aaron Rose’s Warhol-inspired and farmyard-centric Chicken Screen Tests, a collection of exquisite California chicks and a charismatic duck mug for the camera, all the while posing for their portraits to the music of Dean and Britta’s cover of Bob Dylan’s I’ll Keep It With Mine. Rose’s bewildering chicken screen tests were shot with 16mm film in line with the standard formula of Andy Warhol’s 1960s Factory Screen Tests, with the finely feathered thespians obtained from a farm in San Pedro.

Aaron Rose: Chicken Screen Tests

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On My Own Path: Ode to 2011

On My Own Path: Ode to 2011

Ode to 2011 is a beautiful four-minute short fashion film directed by Gray Agent, a compilation of super-sexy video shorts with music by Massive Attack. The film was shot during Gray Agent’s 2011 West Coast thru the South tour, traveling from Seattle to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Austin and Tampa Bay.

On My Own Path: Ode to 2011

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Smutley the Sex-Crazed Cat: Gettin’ Hot Tail!!

Smutley the Sex-Crazed Cat: Gettin’ Hot Tail!!

Gettin’ Tail is a hedonistic three-minute 1920s-style black-and-white animated short film, which was directed by Niklas Rissler and Kevin O’Grady at againstallodds for Passion Pictures. You know about those people who just can’t get enough sex? Well, that’s Smutley the Cat for sure. Smutley does not discriminate, and he really craves all kinds of hedonistic, rough and dirty sexual perversions. Smutley will bareback and have wild unprotected sex with anything on two legs, four hooves or even just a couple of flippers if the situation arises. But he’s only able to do this because he’s a cat with nine lives. The rest of us need to protect ourselves with condoms.

The juxtaposition between the film’s basic style, the story and the music (Bad Reputation by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) is both unexpected and engaging: it puts a smile on your face while reminding you to do the right thing!

Smutley the Sex-Crazed Cat: Gettin’ Hot Tail!!

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The Decadently Delirious Art of Jack Smith: A Feast for Open Eyes

Jack Smith, Untitled, c.1978

Jack Smith, Untitled, c.1958-1962/2011

Jack Smith, Untitled, c.1958-1962/2011

Jack Smith, Untitled, c.1958-1962/2011

Jack Smith, Untitled, c.1958-1962/2011

Jack Smith, Untitled, c.1958-1962/2011

Jack Smith, Untitled, c.1958-1962/2011

The Decadently Delirious Art of Jack Smith: A Feast for Open Eyes

Jack Smith: A Feast for Open Eyes

Jack Smith: A Feast for Open Eyes is a retrospective celebration of the underground films, performance art, photography and experimental theatre created by legendary American artist, filmmaker and actor Jack Smith (1932-1989), an exhibition that recently was presented at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). Smith was described by Andy Warhol as the only person he would ever copy and by film director John Waters as “the only true underground filmmaker.”

Working in New York from the 1950s until his death in 1989, Jack Smith resolutely resisted and upturned accepted conventions, whether artistic, moral or legal. Irreverent in tone and delirious in effect, Smith’s films are both wildly camp and subtly polemical. Just before Andy Warhol’s Factory, and well before the full flowering of New York City’s gay community, Smith made Flaming Creatures (1963), a trippy, decadently surreal tableau of cross-dressing men and women sexually molesting one another.

Flaming Creatures defined underground cinema for a generation and ended up being banned almost everywhere it was shown. The film was even banned in Europe, and Jonas Mekas ended up having to schedule a private screening in a hotel room for such luminaries as Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda and Roman Polanski after a film festival in Belgium refused to show it. In 1968, Sen. Strom Thurman vehemently denounced it on the floor of the U.S. Senate. People were arrested for showing it. To this day, Smith’s works are still rarely shown; his films aren’t available from Blockbuster or NetFlix. Wagging weenies, female crotches, bare breasts and all manner of simulated sexual activities are shown in Flaming Creatures, as well as memorable lines such as a male voice asking: “Is there a lipstick that doesn’t come off when you suck cock?

While Smith is best known for his contributions to underground cinema, his influence extends across performance art, photography and experimental theater. Smith has been referenced by avant-garde artists such as Laurie Anderson, Cindy Sherman and Mike Kelley, filmmakers David Lynch and Matthew Barney, photographer Nan Goldin, musicians John Zorn, Lou Reed and David Byrne, and theater director Robert Wilson.

Jack Smith: A Feast for Open Eyes

Jack Smith: Flaming Creatures (Full Movie)

Jack Smith and the Destruction Of Atlantis

Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis is a documentary film directed by Mary Jordan that premiered in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary presents a collection of interviews and clips by and about the revolutionary artist Jack Smith. The film covers some of the difficult exhibition history of Flaming Creatures (1963) and difficult collaborations with Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol and others. Voice-overs from Smith, culled from some 14 hours of interviews with various critics and friends, supplemented the archival visual materials, footage and extensive interviews with filmmaker John Waters, Smith’s sister Mary Sue Slater, playwright Richard Foreman, Smith and Warhol star Mario Montez, writer Gary Indiana, and musician John Zorn, among others.

Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis

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The Terrys: Finding Love, Saving Grace and the Wooden Puppet-Boy

The Terrys: Finding Love, Saving Grace and the Wooden Puppet-Boy

The Terrys is a short film masterpiece from the comedy duo Tim and Eric, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and also debuted on TV as part of HBO’s Funny or Die Presents television showcase. The film starts out as a wicked spectacle of filth, crudity and perversion, creating indelible images that unfortunately, once viewed, cannot be unseen.

The Terrys are a degenerate couple, infamous as the especially nasty blight of the Dunnersville Trailer Park, who are a violent, drug-addled, sex-crazed, mutually abusive terror of unbridled love/hate. When they aren’t rutting like animals in a drug-induced stupor, they are threatening to kill one another. The two down-and-out losers conceive a child in a fit of drug-induced passion. At first they consider the child an abomination, but then they learn that this “special” child has a special purpose.

The Terrys: Finding Love, Saving Grace and the Wooden Puppet-Boy

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Cinema’s Filthiest Sex Talk: The Dirtiest Dirty Sex Scenes in Film!

Cinema’s Filthiest Sex Talk: The Dirtiest Dirty Sex Scenes in Film!

The Movie Geek’s Guide to Talking Dirty is a wildly sexy and funny short film created by Oliver Noble for FilmDrunk.com. Movies are about seeing our fantasies lived out on the silver screen; sometimes it’s about being a sports hero, a brave soldier or creating fairytale romances. And then there’s the really nasty, dirty stuff. This film presents a fairly comprehensive cut of cinematic nasty sex talk and post-coitus whisperings (and by nasty there’s lots of raunchy humping, but no actual nudity). This amazing clip opens a little peephole to the greatest, filthiest, most hilarious non-porn dirty talk and sex scenes in recent film memory!

More information about the film and a full list of the movies is provided here.

Cinema’s Filthiest Sex Talk: The Dirtiest Dirty Sex Scenes in Film!

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