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Re: The Walking Dead Thread!
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2014, 07:11:44 pm »
Film maker Bruce LaBruce has made two films featuring gay zombies:  L.A. Zombie (2010) and Otto; or up with Dead People (2008)



L.A Zombie stars French porn star Francois Sagat

Canadian bad boy Bruce LaBruce is back with a hyper-sexual analysis of contemporary gay culture with L.A. Zombie, featuring Francois Sagat, Rocco Giovanni, Wolf Hudson, Eddie Diaz, and Andrew James.  The film follows an alien zombie creature as he emerges from the sea and attempts to make sense of his new home, Los Angeles.  After getting picked up by a surfer in a truck, a severe accident occurs that results in the surfer lying dead in the middle of the road.  The alien zombie has sex with the dead man and brings him back to life.  Wandering away from the accident, he finds himself among L.A.'s homeless population where it becomes increasingly unclear whether he really is an alien zombie or a schizophrenic suffering from delusions.  Like a kind of dark savior, the alien zombie proceeds to find various dead men in the greater Los Angeles area and bring them back to life.  Part porn; part horror; part art film; part critique of superficiality in the gay world; all Bruce LaBruce!

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Re: The Walking Dead Thread!
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2014, 07:15:18 pm »
Otto; or Up With Dead People.


Once more straddling the line between art and smut, the underground and the indie scene, his latest, “Otto; Or, Up With Dead People,” unfolds in and around the radical gay zombie culture of Berlin. Having developed a modicum of reason, the living dead are wearily accepted in society at large, despite the growing “plague” of homosexual undead, whose twin tastes for cannibalism and sodomy lend Mr. LaBruce a characteristically irreverent means of riffing on AIDS and the fear of gay recruitment.

Enter Otto (Jey Crisfar), a melancholy young zombie who shuffles about in a lovesick stupor. He is enlisted by a pretentious avant-garde filmmaker named Medea (Katharina Klewinghaus) to participate in her magnum opus, a “dissertation on the undead” involving revolutionary Marxism and gay orgies.

One of the more disciplined entries in the LaBruce oeuvre, “Otto” is sexy and silly in just the right proportions, a cult item with a real heart — albeit one that tends to get torn from the rib cage and munched on by naked men conversant in the philosophy of Herbert Marcuse.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/07/movies/07otto.html?partner=Rotten%2520Tomatoes&ei=5083

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Re: The Walking Dead Thread!
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2014, 07:36:54 pm »
No risk of art here.  Just "Gay Zombie" by Michael Simon, from 2007.

Trailer:  


Taglines: "A sexually confused zombie meets a boy and eats another."
"Love means never having to say you're dead."

Story:  
A sexually confused zombie goes on an adventure through West Hollywood where he makes friends and meets a special someone named Todd. His new buddies help him come to terms and try to assimilate him into normal life. Everything is peachy until his flesh eating appetite rears it's ugly head. Will Miles be able to control himself? Will his bloody ways be too much for a boy to bear? Find out during this hilarious ride of undead love. --IMDb



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Re: The Walking Dead Thread!
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2014, 07:51:09 pm »
Oh God...sounds just as bad as those 'zom rom coms' that have been released.


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Re: The Walking Dead Thread!
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 11:16:42 pm »
Oh God...sounds just as bad as those 'zom rom coms' that have been released.

Yup.
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Re: The Walking Dead Thread!
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2014, 03:18:30 am »
Oh God...sounds just as bad as those 'zom rom coms' that have been released.

Well, I loved Warm Bodies.  Even as a zombie, Nicholas Hoult looked hot.

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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2014, 09:04:03 am »
Well, I loved Warm Bodies.  Even as a zombie, Nicholas Hoult looked hot.

Agreed!

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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2014, 10:26:11 am »
Those zombies look way more ... functional than the ones on The Walking Dead. The zombies on TWD pretty much just stagger around silently, either clumsily pawing at the living or getting their heads smashed like pumpkins by our protagonists. They don't have facial expressions. They're so slow and out of it that it's not really that hard to escape them unless they catch you by surprise and corner you en masse.

Also, they don't look just kind of unhealthy or bloody, they are in far later stages of postmortem decay.

I suppose that's part of why the show can be so relentlessly violent. When a human kills a zombie it's gross -- it's gross to see a head smashed to gory pieces with a hard whack from, say, a garden rake. But the zombies are so dehumanized that it's not particularly disturbing; in fact it barely seems like violence.

The real violence is when the zombies kill a human or a human kills a human.



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Re: The Walking Dead Thread!
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2014, 10:22:55 pm »
Well, I loved Warm Bodies.  Even as a zombie, Nicholas Hoult looked hot.

Agreed!


I'm not disagreeing with you regarding Nicholas Hoult's looks, and I don't deny the talent of anyone involved in those films.

I just don't enjoy those types of films.  The whole point of a zombie is that when the brain is 're-activated', it only comes back enough to give it the instincts to walk/move and eat.   Memory, emotions, empathy, and all the human aspects are gone.  I don't enjoy seeing monsters suddenly becoming romantic objects.

That's one of the issues I have with the Twilight series (and why I've not seen it).  I get that vampires have always had a sexuality to them, and also homoeroticism, however, they were still feared.....not like these 'sparkle' vampires.


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Re: The Walking Dead Thread!
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2014, 10:35:46 pm »
Those zombies look way more ... functional than the ones on The Walking Dead. The zombies on TWD pretty much just stagger around silently, either clumsily pawing at the living or getting their heads smashed like pumpkins by our protagonists. They don't have facial expressions. They're so slow and out of it that it's not really that hard to escape them unless they catch you by surprise and corner you en masse.

Also, they don't look just kind of unhealthy or bloody, they are in far later stages of postmortem decay.

I suppose that's part of why the show can be so relentlessly violent. When a human kills a zombie it's gross -- it's gross to see a head smashed to gory pieces with a hard whack from, say, a garden rake. But the zombies are so dehumanized that it's not particularly disturbing; in fact it barely seems like violence.

The real violence is when the zombies kill a human or a human kills a human.

I can't really comment on the movies, as I haven't seen them.  It depends on the stage of the apocalypse.

In these movies, it could be early stages, when the zombies would be 'fresher' for lack of a better term.

In The Walking Dead, I believe they're actually about 2 years into the apocalypse, so the zombies are very rotted.  You'll see a few 'fresher' ones as survivors fall victim to hordes of zombies.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!