Thursday, May 23, 2013
FOURPLAY review roundup!
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Austin American Statesman
Fourplay will likely ruffle the feathers of more conservative audiences, but Kyle Henry’s movie offers a unique and bold look at the complications of desire, the need for connection and the joys and perils of sexual intimacy. The director shows amazing dexterity in shifting between silly and serious tones. Henry and his writers have created a cast of sympathetic characters who find the courage to be vulnerable in a world not always willing to offer an embrace. "Fourplay" is crass, unapologetic, imaginative, challenging and, ultimately, comforting.
"Fourplay is highly recommended for those with a liberal comfort zone, and for anyone who may be looking to challenge their prudish sensibilities and appreciate something a little naughty or out of the ordinary."
Let's face it, Fourplay was never going to out to the multi-plexes of America, but I'm glad it's now being granted a life beyond the festival circuit. AOK's DVD presentation is a wonderful concert of anamorphic widescreen image and Dolby Digital stereo sound. There's an optional commentary track from director Kyle Henry, joined by principal players (both on and offscreen) throughout the film's length. Additional bonus features include a "making of" featurette focusing on the mini-epic "Tampa," a blog interview with Chloë (responsible for costuming, hair and makeup for the Aliya character in "San Francisco), and a number of different trailers for the film.
Sex is a fantastical, magical and celebrated force in Kyle Henry’s series of short films, Fourplay ... Like a queer Tales from the Crypt, Fourplay delves into four dark corners of the sexual spectrum treating otherwise hardcore fetish and eroticism with intimacy and a good dose of non-patronizing humor.
The sexual orientations of the films range from homosexual to heterosexual to bestial to imaginary. The content is more erotic and suggestive than lewd and graphic, although there’s no mistaking the fact that sexual transgression is the subject at hand. The shorts build in emotional depth to the concluding segment, “San Francisco,” which provides the film’s heartrending climax.