The influential Rainer Werner Fassbinder Almodovar: A mess of emotions Almodovar's early films particularly recall Fassbinder's. Strong and hyperactive women, men trapped between masculine expectations and hidden sensitivity — this can be found in both directors' work. Homosexuality and tension between the sexes are also reoccurring themes. They are often portrayed in an exaggerated and loud manner, but also always with humanity. Shown above: "Kika," from 1993. … [Read more...] about What defined filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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Kerner reckons that American men live in a state of permanent sexual anxiety, fuelled further by what he calls the "cult of Viagra". "Ten million men in America use it. It is advertised on television constantly, showing a happy man and woman wandering hand in hand, smiling at one another. It's as though your whole relationship hung on your erection. We almost need to liberate men from their penises." I don't think he had Lorena Bobbitt's method in mind. "They can use hands, tongues, bodies, their minds and souls. It's not just technique, they have no understanding of female sexuality, because there isn't a true depiction of it in the mass culture surrounding them." … [Read more...] about The real C-word