Last week we got to see the trailer for Flying Lotus’ upcoming debut feature film, Kuso, and as twistedly disgusting as that little preview made the movie out to seem, apparently it’s nothing compared to the whole thing. Kuso premiered this week at Sundance, and early reviews indicate it’s excessively and uncomfortably grotesque. In addition to new music from Captain Murphy, Thundercat, and Aphex Twin, you’ll reportedly also get to experience penis stabbings, insects birthed out of a wrinkled anus, and feces bastes, among assuredly many other horrific sights. It all sounds like a pretty miserable thing to have to sit through, as the Verge describes one of the sub-plots:
Then there’s the story of a man who’s scared of breasts, so he visits a doctor (played by George Clinton). Doc pulls down his pants and has the patient sing into his hairy, wrinkled anus in order to wake a toddler-sized cockroach. An acappella ditty does the trick. The giant insect semi-births from the doctor’s ass. The patient breaks off an antenna and drinks the creature’s frothy green blood, which renders him comatose. In his sleep, he imagines a world full of steel women, lactating like the Bellagio fountains, and a feeding behemoth newborn that barfs oil.
Plus some here’s an anecdotal depiction of the mass exodus that occurred at Sundance:
A large chunk of the audience left my screening early, when a boil-covered woman choked a man with a strap until he covered half her face with semen that looked like a muted version of Nickelodeon slime…Some folks stuck around after a woman chewed on concrete until her teeth disintegrated, but still peaced out when an alien creature force-yanked a fetus from another woman’s womb (accompanied by a Mortal Kombat sound clip: “Get over here!”), then smoked the tiny corpse.
As you eagerly wait to see it all for yourself, watch the trailer again below and attempt to mentally fill in the gaps.
Kuso currently doesn’t have a wide release date.