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If a man loves himself, does that make him gay?
This may be our final movie review. Ever. Because now we’ve seen it all.
When we first got the scoop on Watch Out, it sounded like an intriguing premise.
Jonathan Barrows (Matt Riddlehoover) discovers at a very young age that he doesn’t like women. And he doesn’t like men, either. Well, except himself. His love for himself progresses to the point that sex with a look-alike blow-up doll is the best he can hope for.
From an early scene in which his parents hire a woman to have sex with their son, only to sit on the sidelines with camcorder and popcorn in hand, it’s abundantly clear that this is probably not going to make Focus on the Family’s Wholesome Holiday Film List.
And hallelujah, it only gets stranger and more twisted with each passing frame.
Riddlehoover is a fine example of X and Y chromosomes doing their most beautiful cellular tango, and thankfully we get to see every inch of his perfect little 23-year-old bod.
And it’s not everyday you get a money shot in a film not produced by Falcon Studios. But here it is right in the bathroom sink at a quaint little restaurant.
Directed by Steve Balderson from a novel by Dr. Joseph Suglia, Watch Out has a raw, joyful sense of perversion unlike anything we’ve seen since the early films of John Waters and his poop-eating transvestite.
Some scenes are so exhilarating in their crudeness that it’s impossible to suppress a smile, or even uncontrollable laughter.
The film’s progressive release schedule is just beginning, but it’s definitely not going to be in theaters everywhere. So you may just have to wait until its DVD release in November to witness what many would consider the cinematic apocalypse, but it’ll be worth the wait if you open your mind and prepare for a rare example of boundary-pushing independent filmmaking.
By the end, you’re left shocked, entertained, enlightened, and even a little bit horny. Just like Mary Poppins.
Opening in select theaters nationwide
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