9 Songs

This weekend Toby and I finally saw the critically acclaimed film 9 Songs. It’s a film about a love affair between a 30+ year old man and a 21 year old woman. It’s sexually explicit and, at times, hard to watch. But not for the reasons one might assume.

The sex is real. There is male ejaculation and female ejaculation. There are scenes so intimate I felt badly for watching them. It’s the most intimate film I have ever seen actually. Which is pretty amazing because at one point the boom was in full view. During that same scene, the clock in the background reads 8:20 and then suddenly three hours earlier and then it’s 8:20 again and then it’s two hours later. Yet somehow I still felt like an intruder.

I loved the movie. I thought it was highly original yet easy to relate to sometimes uncomfortably so. And I loved the quote from Woody Allen’s Manhattan where Lisa says to Matt as she’s sitting on his lap, “You just have to have a little faith in people.” That line, assuming it was intentional, pretty much summed up the entire film or, at the very least, this very intimate, very passionate, short-lived relationship.

If you don’t mind a little sex I recommend this film. If a little sex bothers you, I would stay clear. For some, it’s bordering on pornographic. Though, with intimacy like that it’s impossible for me to call it that.

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  1. I have to say I am bothered by a little sex. I prefer marathon days on end sex, but at my age it’s wishful thinking.

    Sounds like a good movie, thanks for the reccommendation.

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  2. So female ejaculation and male ejaculation is off limits for Google ads. Or maybe it’s the term “sexually explicit” or maybe it’s the word pornographic. Too bad we’re such a squeamish and weird culture. It’s just sex. :[

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  3. Whenever I get the public service ads for saying something “bad” I picture Google ads as a human being covering its ears and continuously muttering something like “la lallalalal lallalal lalla I’m not listening. lalallalalal not listening. lalallallalal I can’t hear you. I’m not listening.” Yeah.

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  4. I don’t get it. On my old site I said stuff like, “flogging the dolphin” and “hand jobs for everyone” and Google never gave me any crap. Or maybe it did and I just didn’t notice.

    So what’s the deal? You can use Google to pull up pictures of Fist F**king Grannies, but the word ejaculate is right out?

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  5. I know, right? Squeamish, I tell ya.

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  6. I wonder what google would do with a review for the aristocrats:

    “So then I’m fisting my seven year old daughter elbow deep, in the ass, and there is blood…”

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  7. Woah, I may have to delete that one. I fear the freaks of the world. Sorry, Jon.

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  8. Ugh. Jonathan, that’s just wrong, even in jest. In fact, I believe in some states that might be deemed child pornography. check your meds because your impulse control is outta whack.

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  9. Yeah, I agree. Deleted in no time.

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  10. Ashton Kutcher and jock itch (just to make the google thing go haywire).

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  11. Yeah, I am screwed on this one. Funny thing is the past few months I have had really quite decent search strings. I finally managed to get rid of the UBER creeps of the world. I’m pretty sure I just undid all of that today. ;]

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  12. Wait, damn, what did I miss? Shoot, I always miss the naughty bits.

    Oedipal suposatory.

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  13. I quoted a line by america’s favorite TV Dad, Bob Sagat, from the Aristocrats

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  14. In jon’s defense, “the Aristocrats” is an age-old comedic bit, often told by comedians to comedians. the point is to overwhelm/out due/out gross each other. “The Aristocrats” is to comedy what garum is to the epicure.

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