Friday, 28 June 2013

"I Want Your Love" (The Guardian 28/06/13)

I Want Your Love (18) 71 mins **

Were it not for the explicit sex that marks this as an, ahem, offshoot of gay porn studio NakedSword, Travis Mathews’ shrugging drama could pass for an example of that grungy, sketchy queer cinema that emerged around the early 1990s. Its couplings among bearded, tattooed San Franciscan hipsters prove laidback to the point of inertia; even the threesomes are oddly half-hearted. There’s something to be said for any adult venture employing performers who don’t resemble Tom of Finland etchings, but for once representation isn’t in itself enough: no matter how many erections Mathews squeezes in, any film named for Chic’s finest dancefloor achievement frankly demanded greater dramatic pulse and thrust. 

I Want Your Love opens in selected cinemas from today.

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