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*NSFW* FILM REVIEW : DEAD. TISSUE. LOVE. – FINAL GIRLS BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

                                                                          *NSFW WARNING*

       *THIS POST CONTAINS NUDITY – NOT SAFE FOR WORK (Unless your work is cool with that)*

Natasha Austin-Green is a cutting edge experimental documentary filmmaker, who shows us once again that boundaries of taboo subjects can make you reconsider your stance.

DEAD. TISSUE. LOVE. explores one of the most fringe taboos: Necrophilia. By definition, necrophilia is sexual intercourse with or having an attraction towards corpses. Immediately, the perversion meter races upwards into an untapped territory that very few people want to explore, let alone discuss out in the open.

The narrator of this short is a young, intelligent British woman who is extremely in tune with her fascination for dead bodies and has ultimately hidden these desires out of fear of being labeled an abnormal freak.

While images of black and white landscapes, blood cells, and the female form splash across the screen, the narrator pushes the confines of comfort and forces us to look deep inside the conditions and urges that define a closeted necrophile.

Necrophilia has been explained as the distortion of desired sexual acts on cadavers. However, DEAD.TISSUE.LOVE. has opened up a new dimension to the pure fascination of connecting with the deceased in a non-sexual way as well.

Although unclear if she has fully acted on her longings, the storyteller focuses on the stigma attached to who she is and how it all began. The yearning to touch a stiff body, to eventually “have her way” with a carcass, and have full complete control has led her to explore this avenue of unmentionable subjects. Even with the stigma associated with necrophilia, she has slowly released her cravings and found support from fellow enthusiasts who still…like her…wish to remain anonymous.

DEAD.TISSUE.LOVE. is a captivating documentary that instantly demands attention, while teaching the inner makings of a secret fantasy, which is highly prohibited in society. Through intense monologue, this documentary is particularly intriguing as it forces a non-fetish lifestyle of deviant behavior into a monotone world of discernment.

If you close your eyes and just listen, you will still encounter that strong sense of foreboding taboo.

 

“When challenging societal views on taboo subjects make you reconsider your judgment.”

 

4 Tombstones out of 5

 

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Meredith Brown

Meredith Brown

I began my love of horror when I was 10, after seeing Motel Hell with my mother. My passion for writing started in high school and I became a contributing writer for several Long Island newspapers. After college, I created a column for Heavy Metal magazine (The Trend), covering bands, interviews, concerts, and of course...extreme cinema. My Facebook horror group, Disturbing Horror Cinema has a large following and grows each day. Since my career as a corporate event planner takes up a huge chunk of my life, watching and reviewing this film genre is an outlet for me that I absolutely adore!

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