So Kuso, a film by Steve. What was all that about eh? As we say here in the UK about anything remotely unusual.
Kuso - available exclusively on the excellent streaming service Shudder - is kinda hard to explain.
The title is apparently Japanese for 'shit' in the sense of 'the shit you find on the internet'. But there's plenty of literal poo, alongside sex and death and all that fun stuff.
I've been telling people that Kuso's like Eraserhead but in colour, with jokes and fabulous music. In fact there's much more to the film than that - it goes deep into race in a remarkable way for example.
I loved it. I have never seen actors exude more delight, despite being covered in boils and dealing with, ahem, lots of kuso. I can only presume that the director - Steve aka musician Flying Lotus - is an absolute joy to work with.
I thought the transdimensional beings (aka furry aliens) were a bit aggressive but when I found out what they were actually supposed to be I realised there are no gaps in the mad truth that runs through the film.
Kuso stays with you - after watching it I felt a great need to unburden myself of the experience to all and sundry. So much so that I'm hoping to have a Kuso girls night for some of my unitiated female friends.
Pop the champers ladies, Flying Lotus is a genius!