Yes, there’s plenty of sex. However, the show is far more than just thrusting bodies in motion.
The scab of 9/11 may have fallen away, but the scar which remains has in no way faded with time.
Every family has a story. Some are more complicated than others.
The film explores three separate histories. As Jones wrote me via e-mail, “We wanted to look at the subject of HIV/AIDS in the light of people living with it, rather than dying from it.”
Everyday young girls and women are being bombarded with images that set the standards for what constitutes visual attractiveness in our culture. Margaret Cho knows about these strictures first hand, and addresses them in her standup comedy special on Showtime entitled “Beautiful.”
Ullman scrutinized how stewardesses from the Middle East and Singapore still have the “I Dream of Jeanie” outfits, reflecting the male corporate ideal. Ullman morphed into an American aviation executive when she exclaimed, “Goddamn it! We lost control of how we make the girls look.”
Several story threads make up the narrative. In a chilling sequence, we see a videotape made by two young men who filmed their exploits as rising pimps, with hopes of snaring a reality show. The streets of New York City have never looked bleaker.