Zerophilia
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A young man who remains decidedly insecure about his masculinity attempts to uncover the mystery of his rare genetic disorder before it transforms him into a female in a sci fi flavored romantic comedy directed by Martin Curland and inspired by the studies of renowned Neuromorphologists Professor Czierny Ptolemy and Eva Szantova. Slowly immersed in a world where some change gender at will and others seem to make the transformation despite how hard they try not to, Luke (Taylor Handley) is forced to abandon all of his assumptions on sexual identity to focus on the one person he truly loves. ~… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Amid deliberately campy situations and sophomoric jokes, Zerophilia offers a disarmingly sweet lesson about learning to identify with the opposite gender."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"A half-silly, half-earnest indie with the soul of a John Hughes-era sex comedy."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"As adroitly executed a directorial debut as you could ever hope to find, this ingenious, sci-fi comedy revolves around a mythological malady which causes carriers to change gender whenever they make love."
‑ Kam Williams, Insight News
"Sexual confusion made manifest in a romantic comedy gender-bender first try by newcomer Martin Curland and a host of young faces and bodies."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"With clunky dialogue, jokes that fall flat and an uneven sense of rhythm and timing, the movie looks and feels too amateurish to take on this kind of material."
‑ Dezhda Gaubert, E! Online
"The script's lazy convenience is embodied by a beautiful neuromorphologist (Gina Bellman) who arrives on the scene to explain everything that's going on."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"The admittedly thought-provoking results fail to make the full-blown transition from curious concept to substantial theatrical proposition."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Anyone who understands the meaning of the title or catches all the frog references scattered through writer-director Martin Curland's feature debut will have a head start understanding this confused and confusing comedy."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Not enough sex. If you're going to do porn, Do PORN!"
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Originality notwithstanding, the pic is too slight for the big screen."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Boasts a fertile premise but a sterile outcome."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"There's plenty of material here for a dark comedy, but director Martin Curland isn't up to the job."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Even if you'd enjoy spending a day as the opposite sex, you're better off abstaining from Zerophilia and daydreaming about what you'd do with your time."
‑ Matt Pais, Metromix.com
"Zerophilia doesn't take any real chances."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Zerophiliacs do not exist, but the conviction and daring of this feature-film debut by Martin Curland inspires belief in the impossible."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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