Movie theaters currently have a handful of exciting features that make incredible use of 3D. Everest uses the technology to transport us to the top of the titular mountain. Ridley Scott’s The Martian uses 3D to place us inside multiple space crafts heading to Mars. And if you are scared of heights, you might want to skip The Walk in 3D. (For the rest of you, IMAX 3D is a must for Robert Zemeckis’ latest.) But did you ever think you would use 3D to watch porn in at theater? That’s right. Porn.
Vice has the full trailer for Gaspar Noe’s Love, a twisty relationship story that sells itself on its use of stereoscopic 3D for its graphic, unsimulated sex scenes. Yep. Unsimulated. The Argentinian director says this is a semi-autobiographical tale of a tumultuous relationship shared between Murphy (Karl Glusman) and Electra (Aomi Muyock). Only, when we first meet Murphy, he isn’t with Electra. He’s with Omi (Klara Kristin). And a baby. Love tells you what went right between the three lovers… and what eventually went so very wrong.
The hook, of course, is the extremely graphic sex scenes Gaspar Noe films for Love. I was able to see half of the film during an event at the Toronto International Film Festival. Because I’d yet to finish the movie, I hesitated to write about it. But I saw more than enough in the film’s first hour to report to you that there are full-bore, lengthy and graphic sex scenes delivered at an incessant clip in Noe’s film. Twosomes. Threesomes. Infidelity. Break-up sex. Make-up sex. And all of it in decently-staged 3D.
In August, The Playlist ran three NSFW clips from the movie. Here’s one that manages to keep clothes on Murphy and Electra:
Gaspar Noe is no stranger to pushing the envelope. His 2002 film Irreversible features one of the most brutal rape and murder scenes I can recall seeing on a movie screen. And Enter The Void tested the limits of what surreal material an audience can endure when watching the story of a soul seeking vengeance against the person who killed "it."
I have no idea where Gaspar Noe’s movie Love will be able to be screened. Watching it at home won’t necessarily have the same effect, as the 3D actually adds new layers to the penetrative love-making scenes. At any rate, start looking for it in select theaters on October 30, with a plan to expand on November 6.