...caught me by surprise. I really enjoyed it. Great cinematography, wonderful acting, excellent direction.
A bizarre, surrealistic tragic trilogy. Although based on the works of Genet, it is strangely reminiscent of a Hubert Selby novel.
The controversy is understandable; the film is provocative and disturbing; it is sometimes a difficult film to view. But the problem, of course, if not that the film is disturbing but that 'the fault, dear Casca, lies not in our stars but in ourselves,' our Homo sapiens sapiens selves. At least in our selves in "empire civilization" -- designed intentionally by sociopaths and psychopaths to house too many rats in too small a cage ... . Moreover, any film condemned by the hysterical, shrieking panty-wetters and bed wetters like Dick Armey and Ralph Reed -- and praised by John Waters -- is a film to be seen. Frankly the film makes me look with an even more jaundiced eye at what hath been wrought by those white, Christian European settler-invaders of 500 years ago. And since.
amazing directing, photography, story very inspiring loved it!!
A wide range of emotions weave taunt stories, peculiar, provocative, perverse?? The neighbor lady who witnesses the "BM" certainly might think so.
Extremely interesting to me and curious with flavors almost like Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Sterling with an LGBTQ twist to some parts.
The film that simultaneously put Todd Haynes on the map and ushered in the New Queer Cinema movement, "Poison" was both an extremely controversial as well as highly influential picture- and it remains a reference point in LGBT film to this day.
Startling and even though i saw this film when it first came out I had some problems with it. But a this this time I simply enjoyed Todd Hayne's vision.
OK..maybe the strangest movie we have seen on Fandor...and that is saying a lot.
movie viewed fine but did not like the content as very disturbing and brutal....