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Directed by: Matt Eskandari, Michael Pierce
Starring: Stephen Weigand (Young man), Bob Bancroft (Dr. Volk), Brendan Kelly (George), Jellie Howie (Rachel)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Plot – Spoilers:
A young man with a cop badge in his car, but not the haircut, is grabbed by a couple of men outside a bar. He winds up in a cell within a sprawling mansion where a surgeon and his goon torture him while also attempting to feminize. A couple of escape attempts later, he realizes they might be planning on going all the way in genderbending his masculine will.
Genres: Captivity-Kidnapping, Transsexual, Sexual-Violence against Men, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Snuff, Torture, Medical, Revenge
wish these people would stop playing the victim
To say this is unsettling would be an understatement. Seeing a “male chauvinist womanizer” emasculated and “womanized” against his will is quite a concept for a mad science horror film. The change for those who feel it is important in expressing who they really are is one thing: but to do so against someone who doesn’t request it is whole other matter. The abduction, imprisonment, removal of fingerprints and penis, eventual incorporation of breasts, “re-identification process”, use of music and child’s diary, and the torture applied by the doctor/surgeon and his brutish “associate” (who appears to be a dumb misfit with a tough exterior) all serve a purpose, believe it or not, and the reasoning behind it–while seemingly and patently bizarre to us–makes sense to the one conducting the entire orchestrated and elaborate transformation. Stephen Weigand is the abducted, fortunate for the filmmakers to have features that could allow him to be feminine and masculine. Bob Bancroft is the warped and delirious doc, with affections and dedication to his murdered daughter that transcend normal behavior. Brendan Kelly is the muscle; it appears as if he might have been an experiment/subject in transitioned behavior as well. Stacy Haiduk (who looks fantastic) is stuck with the thankless “snooping detective” part that you realize early won’t end well for her. I don’t think this will be offensive to a trans audience because the methods behind what the doctor does is rooted in what sordid acts were perpetrated by the abducted young man prior… Read more »
the producer of the film is called Willy Dickov – im not making that up
Five years before Parliament repealed the sodomy laws in Great Britain, unfortunately too late for the colonies they had already let go in the third world who still have vigorously enforced sodomy laws on the books, Basil Dearden directed this ground breaking film Victim about a group of gay men being blackmailed. The ring starts to unravel when young Peter McEnery is caught embezzling funds from his construction firm. But this embezzler is hardly living it up considering the money he’s taken. When the police investigate and try to get the truth out of him, McEnery hangs himself in his cell. What else back then could he have done he thought? He was guilty of breaking the law for an act of love that could have gotten him jail time. One of the people McEnery thinks of when he looks for money to quickly leave the United Kingdom was barrister Dirk Bogarde. But Bogarde refuses to see him. Bogarde was like so many gay men who even today still live in the closet because of pressure in the areas they do live and in the professions they are in. But back then being open could close a lot of career doors to one. But his back is up and he’s figuring whoever is blackmailing McEnery will be knocking on his door shortly. Of course the hard part is telling wife Sylvia Sims of his predicament. He’s married to her because convention expects it. He was in fact more open with… Read more »
Ladies and gentlemen. The award for the most irritating cast goes to… It’s pretty cringe and campy. It’s weak but it’s only 75 minutes. 2 stars.
Watch “the skin I live in” 2011 with Antonio Banderas
that is the movie, this movie tries to be
a short file that felt like endlessly long, nothing happened until the last 10 mins and that 10 mins sucked.
sounds promising,but avoid,dull and very boring
Not a bad premise.
Slightly shoddy acting and shotwork but not a bad idea .. like an itchy cheap reboot of 8mm…
Cringy feminist revengefantasy and a sorry excuse for ‘art’. Watch grass grow or paint dry its a better use of time than this crap.
What a piece of crap
loved the concept! definitely worth a watch. i’d say… 7.5/10? 8/10? not sure lol
I love it when little boys play the victim
boring…not enough torture
Meh pretty boring at least this stephen weigand guy looks good in drag