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    Documentary on bestiality premieres at Sundance Film Festival

    PARK CITY, Utah -- "Zoo" is a documentary about what director Robinson Devor accurately characterizes as "the last taboo, on the boundary of something comprehensible." But remarkably, an elegant, eerily lyrical film has resulted.

    "Zoo," premiering before a rapt audience Saturday night at Sundance, manages to be a poetic film about a forbidden subject, a perfect marriage between a cool and contemplative director (the little-seen "Police Beat") and potentially incendiary subject matter: sex between men and animals. Not graphic in the least, this strange and strangely beautiful film combines audio interviews (two of the three men involved did not want to appear on camera) with elegiac visual re-creations intended to conjure up the mood and spirit of situations. The director himself puts it best: "I aestheticized the sleaze right out of it."
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...home-headlines
    If art reflects life/culture, what does this say about us? A film about bestiality is not only produced but legitimized and referred to as "beautiful."
    Is there some planet I can move to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...home-headlines
    If art reflects life/culture, what does this say about us? A film about bestiality is not only produced but legitimized and referred to as "beautiful."
    Is there some planet I can move to?
    Whether we like it or not, bestiality is part of the human condition. I agree with the writer/director in the article who said that "nothing human is alien to me." I am grateful for artists in our society who are brave enough to explore the crevasses.
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom
    Whether we like it or not, bestiality is part of the human condition. I agree with the writer/director in the article who said that "nothing human is alien to me." I am grateful for artists in our society who are brave enough to explore the crevasses.
    LOL. Alright. I suppose child porn should be "explored" as well. After all, as long as it's labeled as "art" it automatically gives legitimacy to any type of perversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    LOL. Alright. I suppose child porn should be "explored" as well. After all, as long as it's labeled as "art" it automatically gives legitimacy to any type of perversion.
    Child porn has been explored through art a great deal for many centuries. That doesn't make such art pornographic any more than a documentary that explores bestiality legitimizes bestiality.

    Art reflects life. Good art can even help us towards a fuller understanding of life. I think an artist should be able to explore anything and everything under the sun...that doesn't mean that I will want to see the results of those explorations, but nothing should be off-limits (as long as sentient beings aren't being physically harmed). IMHO, of course.
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    visual re-creations intended to conjure up the mood and spirit of situations
    The mood???? As in wine, soft music, and candle light?

    I'll pass, thank you.

    Beautiful???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...home-headlines
    If art reflects life/culture, what does this say about us? A film about bestiality is not only produced but legitimized and referred to as "beautiful."
    Is there some planet I can move to?
    Ewwww.....another film I will be putting on my blacklist.......If you find that planet Sally can you let me know...I,ll come with you.

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    Quote:
    PARK CITY, Utah -- "Zoo" is a documentary about what director Robinson Devor accurately characterizes as "the last taboo, on the boundary of something comprehensible." But remarkably, an elegant, eerily lyrical film has resulted.

    "Zoo," premiering before a rapt audience Saturday night at Sundance, manages to be a poetic film about a forbidden subject, a perfect marriage between a cool and contemplative director (the little-seen "Police Beat") and potentially incendiary subject matter: sex between men and animals. Not graphic in the least, this strange and strangely beautiful film combines audio interviews (two of the three men involved did not want to appear on camera) with elegiac visual re-creations intended to conjure up the mood and spirit of situations. The director himself puts it best: "I aestheticized the sleaze right out of it."


    Of course animals are not children, and I want to make clear that my comparison is based solely on the replacing of words in what is written above. If we replace in our minds, "animals" with children there is no way to justify the movie's or the writer aboves' twisted stand on the subject of bestiality.

    I don't understand how anyone could consider the, "film" less than advocating animal abuse forced on innocent animals by twisted individuals. The, "film" should remain a, "last taboo", and not be referred to as, "a poetic film about a forbidden subject". "But, remarkably, an elegant eerily lyrical film has resulted." ????? "strange and strangely beautiful film" ????? How can this thinking be okay?

    Bestiality is abusive, and it can injure or kill the animal depending on what animal is used, and what horrific act is forced upon the helpless animal. And, people that do this are twisted, and I wouldn't want any part of them.

    Sorry folks, stick a fork in me, I am done. Gag me with a forklift. The thought that a, "strangely beautiful film" could possibly be made concerning bestiality knocked me to my knees.

    If society becomes accepting of hearing about such films, how long will it take for some of us to begin to become desensitized to an actual animal abuse case involving bestiality?

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    Very well said, LionRun.

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    bestiality is illegal, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laini
    bestiality is illegal, isn't it?
    Yes, it is.
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    Good grief.

    Just when you think you've heard it all, along comes this load of total garbage. Next on the agenda will be some creative serial killer and his "beautiful" methods of slaughter and torture. Some people can attempt to justify almost anything. Well, guess what.....you can dress up hog manure anyway you like....it still smells like s&@t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizzie's Mom
    Next on the agenda will be some creative serial killer and his "beautiful" methods of slaughter and torture.
    There's actually LOTS of film, literature, etc... on this subject already - most of it fictional, but a good bit of it taken from real life cases.

    I don't think calling a film "beautiful" is the same thing as calling its subject beautiful. There are numerous beautiful films about ugly subject matter.
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabel
    Very well said, LionRun.
    Thank you mabel.

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    I agree with you LionRun. This is all a bit too much for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine
    I agree with you LionRun. This is all a bit too much for me.
    Thank you KrisNine.

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