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A look at the unusual process used in the making of the film Shortbus (2006) featuring interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from the feature film. Director John Cameron Mitchell starts with the concept of using real sex in a film with a positive message. The cast of unknowns is selected from homemade audition tapes and then a callback audition workshop. More acting workshops are used to develop the characters and script. The project overcomes a number of obstacles and the rest of the film's development is followed up until its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

  1. M. Sean Kaminsky

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Raphael Barker

    Raphael Barker

    Rob

  2. Lindsay Beamish

    Lindsay Beamish

    Severin

  3. Justin Vivian Bond

    Justin Vivian Bond

    Himself

  4. Jay Brannan

    Jay Brannan

    Ceth

  5. Jonathan Caouette

    Jonathan Caouette

    Himself

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Gifted and Challenged: The Making of 'Shortbus'

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  • March 13, 2007
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 31m

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