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Carlos Prime [Celluloid 09.25.15] France comedy cult documentary arthouse



[Editor's Note: Review written by Carlos O'Leary, one of our guys-on-the-ground at this year's Fantastic Fest in Austin. Watch for more coverage as the days go on!]

There’s that David Bowie song, “Drive-In Saturday,” where in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, commodities are understandably scarce. The only form of entertainment that made it from the old world happened to be, of course, porn. People would gather at the drive-in movie theaters and watch porn (and probably got very confused if these were to be instructional videos for reproductive purposes). It always made me wonder what nuggets of information are to be passed on to the next generation (or alien species!), and if we have any say as to how absurd or seemingly unimportant said information can be.

That being said, I sincerely hope when the fallout clears, one of the only remaining movies in existence is In Search of the Ultra-Sex. Seriously.

The footage here is recycled from adult films (yes, Samurai Cop totally counts as an adult film) re-dubbed with consistently absurd French humor. It’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 meets Benny Lava with violent cunnilingus noises.

Dancing mastermind robots? Check. Power Ranger-styled bondage? Check. Adam Reed-esque lengthy awkward pauses? Check. Naked interpretive dance interludes? Check. This movie’s got it all.

Hovering right at an hour is the only real flaw of the film, because I could have done with a lot more. Perhaps directors Nicolas Charlet and Bruno Lavaine were just being lenient to my abdominal muscles, as a lengthier workout caused by disruptive laughter may have caused some permanent damage to my body.

Grab a box of tissues (because you’ll laugh yourself to tears, sicko!) and brace yourself for the insane mixtape of aliens, adventure, and boobs. A remarkably-well cut roll in the hay that doesn’t let up for anyone- Ultra Sex is an absolute milestone in reconstructed comedic brilliance.




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