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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, the wonderful Wynnum Manly Bayside, and and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and events in my own backyard.
Published September 24th 2014
Fetish fantasy and fun is the key theme to this new movie by Australian director Josh Lawson.

The little death movie
The Little Death movie - Image from Palace Cinemas

In 'The Little Death' he depicts the sexual lives of five couples exploring their relationships and trying to reconnect on many different levels, but all with the theme of fantasy. Using the French slang translation of the movie title meaning orgasm, it is a frank look at the thoughts of couples that goes well behind the drawn curtain.

The little death movie
The Little Death movie - Image from Palace Cinemas

Lawson himself plays Paul who has to confront the desires of his partner who wants to live out a risky sexual experience. Evie (Kate Mulvany) engages in 'dress up' role play with her husband Dan following advice from a sex therapist. Dan takes his role a bit too seriously engaging a drama coach.

As an un-atypical Australian movie as can be, it is nevertheless entertaining and at times shocking that will appeal to many of us, who despite many denials, are fascinated by sex.

It will certainly make you laugh and many in the audience smile secretly relating to the scenes acted out. I doubt few would even know of some of the weird sexual fantasies acted out, of which one is done with great tenderness but to no avail. The scenes involving two and at times three engage in sex talk using sign language is at times bizarre, funny and in the end charming.

There is a moral in what becomes of any desire or fantasy when it is gorged on by the individual and its consequences.

It certainly is more direct than the hyped up '50 Shades of Grey' movie due for release and is a good fun night out movie that may well get you talking afterwards.
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When: From September 25, 2014
Phone: (07) 3852 4488
Where: In cinemas
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