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4.0 out of 5 stars Underground - the raw cinema of the Warhol film factory
Released, presumably for status value, under the Andy Warhol umbrella this is in fact a film by one of his entourage Paul Morrissey.
Flesh has a basic premise: following the exploits of a pretty young hustler as we are encouraged to engage with, and be shooked by, his daily life in New York.
This film is low on technique, in terms of glossy style typical of...
Published on 27 Nov. 2003 by Ema N

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1.0 out of 5 stars I hated this film.
I hated this film from start to finish. There was no story line. It's one of those artsy type tryning to be different films but I just didn't like it. The characters annoyed me, the type of people I desperately try to avoid at all costs and didn't want to watch them in a film either. I considered turning it off after 10 minutes but suffered it until the end just to say I...
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underground - the raw cinema of the Warhol film factory, 27 Nov. 2003
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Ema N (Portsmouth, Hampshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
Released, presumably for status value, under the Andy Warhol umbrella this is in fact a film by one of his entourage Paul Morrissey.
Flesh has a basic premise: following the exploits of a pretty young hustler as we are encouraged to engage with, and be shooked by, his daily life in New York.
This film is low on technique, in terms of glossy style typical of Hollywood features, but this is irrelevant. This film centres around giving its audience voyeristic pleasures through observing perversity (as it is imagined). Its style plays like a home video/documentary/late night (jerry springer-esqe) chat show, and from my point of view that works! It's involving yet shallow, like an x-rated conversation you happen to over hear on a bus, you're made to take an interest in the characters and the unbelievable deviations they bring to showcase.
And along with that, if that isn't reason enough for you to watch this film, it’s superficial! Like Hollywood but less unhanded about it, beauty is a constant focus, pretty boys posing, stunning girls parading and lots of O.T.T glamour (drag queen style)
Sure it’s over acted, badly shot and intensely shallow, but who cares! It’s entertaining kitsch, fabulous (if you like that sort of thing)!
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4.0 out of 5 stars More period piece than masterpiece, 2 Nov. 2012
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Like all of Warhol/Morrissey's output from this time (1968), Flesh is really an extended amateur video rather than a feature film, with jerky visuals, poor continuity and erratic soundtrack. Despite this, it does a fine job of capturing episodes from the seedy side of life in 1960s New York. It also showcases several of the stars of Warhol's Factory, as immortalised in Lou Reed's 'Walk on the Wild Side' ... Little Joe Dallessandro, with 'a hustle here and a hustle there' as the central character; Candy ('everybody's darling') Darling and Jackie ('James Dean for a day') Curtis also feature. The DVD is a decent quality transcription with the original English language dialogue. Although considered shocking at the time of original release, there is little on display here that hasn't been seen in mainstream cinema since ... watch and enjoy it as a period piece.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I hated this film., 2 April 2014
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I hated this film from start to finish. There was no story line. It's one of those artsy type tryning to be different films but I just didn't like it. The characters annoyed me, the type of people I desperately try to avoid at all costs and didn't want to watch them in a film either. I considered turning it off after 10 minutes but suffered it until the end just to say I had seen it and will never want to watch it again. This film was voted one of Empire's 500 greatest films but it really wasn't for me.
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