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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1981) 
01:18am 01/02/2009


I just saw this one on TCM
04:08pm 22/01/2009
  Hello aberrant film viewers!

For those of you who still watch this community, I just wanted to post about how I went through and cataloged most of the past entries in the Memories section of this community.

I put them into two categories:

When members have posted about three or fewer films, I have listed them by name and date the film was made under:

Aberrant Film Posts

When members have made film lists that are more than three films in a post, I put them under:

Aberrant Film Posts- Member Lists

I decided to do this because of carabosse's comment on this entry about people might be wary of posting films that have already been covered. This is not to say you can't post about films that are already been discussed (since the member lists would take ages to go through each one) but if you want to know if it has been already, or if you're looking for a list of awesome films to check out- they are now archived in the Memories.

Looking forward to more post from you guys...

03:03pm 12/01/2009
  The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey,where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten.
09:11am 21/11/2008
  Itty Bitty Titty Committee

Anna is a young lesbian high school graduate who still lives with her parents, and works as a receptionist in a plastic surgeon's office. She embarks on a wild ride when she hooks up with a cadre of ultra-radical feminist lesbians hell-bent on raising hell. But things get even more complicated when Anna falls in love with Sadie, the radical group's leader who's already involved with an older woman named Courtney.
Need your help. 
01:31pm 16/11/2008
  Ok folks, I need your help. I was at the local gay after hours dance bar Berlin last night dancing on a giant cube. It was fun, but thats beside the point, they were playing a film on all the television screens, but of course with no sound.

From what I can gather there is a girl who looks a little like Alyssa Milano in some kind of yellow leotard type thing being wheeled around from place to place where fucked up things happen. The only other character I can really remember was a mean looking foreign lady with a black bob haircut and she seemed to be telling her to do things.

The only scene I can remember in detail was the main character was at this giant wall and it was if it was made out of flesh. Bodies were pushing up against it and then the wall grew a tongue. She went to lick the tongue and then stuck it all in her mouth and it grew until the tongue was the size of her. This was followed by massive amounts of clear liquid seeping from some hole in the wall, I assume this was an orgasm.

Edited to add - I remember one more scene. The black bobbed lady then told her to go up to a scarecrow on a stick, much like the wizard of oz. The main character then unzips his pants and starts pulling out massive amounts of straw as the scarecrow looks pleasured. She then sticks her entire arm into his pants. She then screams and pulls out her hand and it is badly burned.

I do apologize in advance for this off the wall post, but if anyone has any idea, I'd love to know.
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09:49pm 13/11/2008
  En La Cama (2005)

Director Matias Bize's erotic chamber piece details the debauched encounter between two strangers as they retreat to a seedy hotel room for an unbridled night of passion, only to find their personal boundaries and preconceptions about one another challenged as they attempt to get better acquainted. They've been as intimate as two people can be without even knowing each other's names, but now that the initial flames of passion have burnt out, it's time for these two lost souls to truly connect. Putting on their clothes as they lay their souls bare, these two intimate strangers cautiously mix truth with deception to create a tangled web of personal intrigue. - Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
02:31am 13/07/2008
  Bad Boy Bubby

Australian director Rolf de Heer's bizarre parable of innocence and corruption, belief and redemption, paints a decidedly grim picture while allowing hints of optimistic humanism to filter through. Bad Boy Bubby (Nicholas Hope) is a 35-year-old manchild, confined his whole life by his domineering mother--who uses him for sex--to a two-room tenement apartment. She has convinced Bubby that the air outside is poisonous, donning a gas mask every time she leaves; all this changes when Bubby's father, a priest who has lost his religion, shows up. His presence both demonstrates the possibility of breathing the air outside, and inspires Bubby to an act of violence that upsets his enclosed world. Finding himself out on the street, the antisocial, nearly mute Bubby must now encounter society, and his adventures run the gamut from poignant and funny to grim and brutal. He is seduced by a Salvation Army worker, adopted by a rock band with whom he performs, imprisoned, raped, and saved again. An incredibly unique and eccentric film, BAD BOY BUBBY inspired some controversy upon its release, with some judging its themes so dark as to be unethical. But this verdict belies the compassion and empathy latent in the treatment, which expands the piece to encompass both disillusionment with society, as well as hope for humanity. The film noir style presents a gritty, raw view of a corrupt world, presented through honest, innocent eyes
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03:41pm 17/03/2008
  Happy 5 years to aberrantfilms!

Five years ago, the lovely Darla created this community as a way for people to discuss films that are aberrant in style, subject, or just different from the usual mainstream films.

So to celebrate, please post at least one aberrant film you'd like to recommend to the community!

As a co-moderator, I'd like to keep this community somewhat alive, even though Livejournal is now somewhat dead thanks to *other* blogging websites that shall remain unnamed. I know you guys are out there, so, if you can read this, take a second to just post the title or even a few sentences about the movie you'd like to recommend. We'd love to hear from you!
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06:51pm 12/03/2008
  Angela (1996)

This eerily beautiful film stars Miranda Stuart Rhyne as Angela, a young girl trying to cope with her family's falling apart. Her mother (Anna Thomson) has drastic mood shifts that bring her from manic happiness to utter misery. Her father (John Ventimiglia) tries to hold everyone together, but Mae's vacillations are becoming more than he can manage. Adrift, Angela and her little sister concoct magical rituals and have visions of fallen angels and the Virgin Mary; reading signs in the way a towel falls off a chair or a tool falls off a truck, they set off to find their way to heaven. Angela succeeds because of writer-director Rebecca Miller's keen understanding of childhood, when imagination and reality are fluid and fantasies can exert a potent influence over a child's life. An unsettling and affecting movie, with an excellent performance by Rhyne.
09:13pm 03/02/2008
  Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974)
"The first movie to be banned in Sweden"

A young woman (Christina Lindberg) struggles to overcome her tortured past, but runs into more trouble when she gets mixed up with a seemingly wonderful man … who ends up being the exact opposite. After she misses her bus to her job at a farm, the man picks her up and soon has her working as a prostitute and addicted to drugs. Her only chance to escape will be to learn martial arts and exact revenge on her pimp.
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03:32pm 23/12/2007
  Immoral Women (1979)

Some have hailed him as a genius of joyous erotica, while others have condemned him as a monster of pornographic depravity. But in this controversial three-part feature by writer/director Walerian Borowczyk, women are mysterious and degenerate creatures who hunger for both extremes. In the first tale, Marina Pierro stars as the muse whose rampant lusts enflamed the artists and clergy of ancient Rome. Then Gaëlle Legrand is a blossoming teen in 18th century France whose unnatural desire for her pet bunny leads to an act of depraved passion. Finally, a luscious young wife (Pascale Christophe) is abducted and raped before finding solace with her four-legged savior.

Not familiar with Borowczyk's work as of yet, but it seems most viewers that I have come across have mixed feeling about this film. I found myself having mixed feelings as well. The first tale was decent, the second one was superb, and the third one just seemed to not live up to the theme of the first two shorts. Anyone else have an opinion?
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10:00pm 11/11/2007
  Innocent Voices
(Voces inocentes, 2004)

Director Luis Mandoki presents a society of innocent victims who are caught in a blinding cross fire, a life-or-death environment in which survival is a daily struggle. Based on the true story of a now-grown Oscar Torres, this moving film (set in El Salvador in the mid-1980s) follows the drama of a young boy who must choose between enlisting in the Salvadoran army or joining up with a band of guerrillas.
09:32am 22/10/2007
  Valerie & Her Week of Wonders

After a young girl receives a pair of bewitched earrings, her world is turned topsy-turvy. Soon, vampires and lascivious priests disrupt the girl's sleep, ravaging her innocence and awakening the woman within. From one of Czechoslovakia's top New Wave directors, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders blurs the line between fantasy and reality with a decidedly sexy emphasis.
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10:48pm 08/09/2007
  I've made a list of films I've viewed in the past few months or so, all of which I enjoyed and I think have a level of aberrance. Some of them are well known and/or classics and a few of them are not as well known. I provided imdb.com links for each of them. Feel free to comment/discuss!

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The film world lost a great one today. 
01:12pm 30/07/2007
  Ingmar Bergman
July 14, 1918-July 30,2007

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04:00pm 25/07/2007
  The Panic in Needle Park(1971)

A stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her relationship with Bobby the stability she craves. She becomes addicted too, and life goes downhill for them both as their addiction deepens, eventually leading to a series of betrayals.

It came out on DVD for the first time about a month ago. You can look for it at your local movie store, but your best bet is probably Netflix.
Movie Review: Crash 
03:08pm 15/07/2007
  So I saw David Cronenberg's Crash for the first time last night. It came out over 10 years ago, and if I remember correctly it created quite a stir for seemingly glorifying sexually deviant behavior. (If that isn't a selling point for a movie, I don't know what is!) We'll get to that in a second.

One thing I've always admired about Cronenberg is how unflinching he is about exploring sensuality and more specifically, intense modification or destruction of the most intimate parts of the human body. Of all the images and themes that squick people, he will not only go there, he will examine them under a microscope. Watching a Cronenberg film is almost like accepting a dare...
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05:18pm 11/07/2007
  Aimée & Jaguar

In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. One of them, Lilly Wust, married to a Nazi soldier and the mother of four sons, enjoys the privileges of her stature as an exemplar of Nazi motherhood. For her, this affair will be the most decisive experience of her life. For the other woman, Felice Schragenheim, a Jewess and member of the underground, their love fuels her with the hope that she will survive.

Who else has seen it? What did you think about it?
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Sv Bell 
09:07pm 12/06/2007
  Just joined your community and since I just got through watching this incredibly aberrant film I am curious if anyone knows about the work of Sv Bell and - yes, this is the writer's name, Robbie Ribspreader.

The film I just watched was She Demons of the Black Sun. The interesting thing to me about this one was the fact that it was made in this century. It's as if a goth-industrial-rivethead and a psychedelic seventies freak fell in love and had mad sex in the basement of a nightclub.

The bright RGB lighting is amazing and the sexuality truly horrific, this is one of those films that would probably show up as Not Rated or possibly even rated X, but it's primarily about revenge, not sex.

The female protagonist, or shall we just say, agonist? She's very beautiful. Kind of willowy and dark at the same time.

I've got to look up Sv Bell and see if this guy's made any other films. This style of cinema - psychedelia - appeals to me no matter what era and no matter what plot or lack thereof exists in films, if they reek of psychedelia I will be watching them or trying to find them so I can, so any pointers to such will be appreciated.
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An excellent film... 
07:04pm 11/06/2007

A great circus full of tragicomic satire, Underground is a visionary masterpiece where hope, laughter and the joy of living overcome the difficulties of survival. In the midst of War, Marko and Blacky -- two opportunistic buddies sharing a spirited lust for women, booze and madcap brawling -- attain riches and heroic praise dealing arms to the war's resistance fighters. When things get too hot, they move into an intricate cellar packed with refugees whom Marko encourages to manufacture contraband. With Blacky convinced he should remain hidden in the cellar until the war ends, Marko conspires to leave him there as he grows richer from the toils of the people living underground. Over fifteen years pass before a web of lies unfolds and Blacky emerges from the shelter to seek his revenge.