Friday, September 18, 2009

Hump This Trash: Who's in the Market for a 'Patently Abrasive, Deliberatey Cruddy-Looking Mock-Documentary' From Harmony Korine?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 10:50 AM

Without having seen this new Harmony Korine film Trash Humpers, I can tell you that it's 78 minutes long, features notable locals such as Chris Crofton, Brian Kotzur, Dave Cloud and Travis Nicholson, and is a Harmony Korine classic in every sense of the word. I could also just rehash this Variety review for you. So, in other words, I could tell you the film has no narrative, and features "masked miscreants" doing wacky-kooky stuff, like spanking women in lingerie, bashing TVs and murdering dolls. That it plays out more like little vignettes than a fully realized feature.

And, you could read this key paragraph to get the critical take I can't provide:

The question of whether "Trash Humpers" would've risen from its cesspool without Korine's hipster celebrity is but one of many that the pic provokes. Another, equally unanswerable, is the extent to which the onscreen mayhem was scripted (even though Korine is credited as writer). So, too, the question of what the eventual presence of dead bodies onscreen has to do with the trash humpers is fairly open to interpretation. Maybe it's an art film after all.

Or, you could watch the surreally inexplicable yet terrifying clip above.

Oh yeah, the cast: Rachel Korine, Brian Kotzur, Travis Nicholson, Harmony Korine, Chris Gantry, Kevin Guthery, Paige Spain, Dave Cloud, Chris Crofton, Charlie Ezel.

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