(Source) – Flying Lotus (artist and musician Steven Ellison) premiered his feature film Kuso at Sundance Film Festival over the weekend and it sounds as though it was received with mixed reactions. In a report from The Verge headlined ‘Kuso is the grossest movie ever made’, it was claimed that at one screening a “large chunk” of the crowd left early and that there was a consistent stream of walkouts up until the film’s final scenes. “Some gross-out films are one-note, but Kuso finds new ways to test viewers’ fortitude,” the reviewer wrote. “Some folks stuck around after a woman chewed on concrete until her teeth disintegrated, but still peaced out when an alien creature force-yanked a foetus from another woman’s womb (accompanied by a Mortal Kombat sound clip: ‘Get over here!”), then smoked the tiny corpse.” Kuso’s official plot synopsis describes a collection of semi-connected short films that chronicle the lives of the mutated men, women and children of Los Angeles, after an earthquake.Various scenes are said to feature a man having sex with a talking boil on a woman’s neck, genital mutilation, and a doctor, played by George Clinton, who keeps a medicinal cockroach in his anus.
I’ve never been much into these off the grid niche style movies. I don’t really like horror, and these random, snuff-y torture films just don’t appeal to me. Horror movies legitimately scare me. The first time I watched Saw, I had just smoked a blunt and got wayyyyy too deep into it. I ended up pretending to go to the bathroom just so I could take a break. It was fucked up. And when I was a kid, I made the mistake of watching Child’s Play. It gave me nightmares for weeks. I slept with the light on and the door open like a little bitch. It’s extremely embarrassing for a 12 year old to have to endure that pure, unadulterated terror.
Having said that, I think I have to see Kuso. First off, I love FlyLo, so I owe it to him to give his first feature film a shot. For those of you who don’t know anything about FlyLo, he’s one of those abstract producer/rappers. He makes all his own beats, and is a pioneer in the avant garde electronic hip hop genre. Here are a two of my favorite FlyLo tracks…
Anyways, back to the film. Whenever something gets the tag “Grossest Ever,” it’s bound to peak the interest of the masses. It’s like 2Girls1Cup. Is there any conceivable reason that any of us watched two girls shitting on each other and eating it? Nope, except that it became somewhat of a cult challenge to see if you could make it through the whole video without turning away. That’s what’s going to happen with this movie. It’s already got the rep that people have walked out on it at Sundance. Wait until it hits theaters. The internet will be buzzing with people talking about what scene they thought was the worst. Internet tough guys bragging about how they didn’t even think it was that bad. Typcal reddit forum shit.
So as much as I don’t want to see this movie, I have to. It’s my duty as a FlyLo fan, and as someone who wants to get ahead of internet trends. I’m gonna strap on my boots, pull up my pants, bring my airplane-style barf bag, and watch the whole thing from start to finish. Because you all deserve an honest take on the movie, and that’s what guys like me are here for.