Raspberry Reich
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Canadian sexploitation filmmaker Bruce LaBruce goes to Germany to write and direct the satire Raspberry Reich, inspired by real-life '70s radical group the Baader-Meinhof gang. East German dominatrix Gudrun (Susanne Sachsse) leads a revolutionary gang of her own in Berlin. She has her men kidnap the son of a rich businessman in order to gain publicity. Claiming that heterosexuality is a social norm created to keep the people down, she forces her male minions to have sex with each other. Raspberry Reich was shown at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the midnight screenings.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A highly awkward blending of gay porn and political satire."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A lovingly overblown piece of terrorist-chic trashfilm."
‑ Ed Halter, Village Voice
"Whatever little involvement the viewer may have in the onscreen goings-on is effectively impeded."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Very silly, a bit tedious and if you cut out all the sex and sloganeering, the whole thing would run about 15 minutes."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Crazy and firmly tongue in cheek, LaBruce has done it again with Raspberry Reich. A self-proclaimed sexual revolutionary and devoted provocateur, he is also a damned good filmmaker."
‑ , Film Threat
"The humorless Reich makes for one dull and repetitive skin flick."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"It's not good enough to be funny, not sexy enough to be erotic."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"A moderately entertaining movie that nevertheless says nothing revolutionary about the way we live now."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"An excuse to watch smut and not feel like a perv."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Revolting and hilarious satire."
‑ Ned Martel, New York Times
"As thoroughly, gleefully disreputable a work of political critique as you could hope for."
‑ Alan Dale, Blogcritics.org
"La Bruce is first and foremost a dedicated destroyer of cinema, and his chaotic movies are his weapons. If you can handle that, Reich feels just right."
‑ , E! Online
"Both a counter-cultural assault on homosexist ideology and a comment on the way a revolution is often watered by media-obsessed bleeding hearts."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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