Sexual Dependency
Sexual Dependency (2003)

Bolivian filmmaker Rodrigo Bellott directs the drama Sexual Dependency, co-written by Haitian-American writer Lenelle Moise. The film is a digital video study of the experiences and representations of multicultural youth sexuality. Using a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 31, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Ned Martel
New York Times

Rodrigo Bellott's frenzied but clever first film juggles race, class, jingoism, homophobia, sexual attraction and rape.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The pace of this Bolivia/US coproduction is slower than that of a snail, but it gathers some interest as the themes of the vignettes dovetail near the end.

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Adam Nayman

This bold experiment fails to hang together as a watchable film, straining audience sympathies in too many directions before finally collapsing under its own strident weight.

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Edward Crouse
Village Voice

No worse than a tinny artist's statement, but as moviemaking, it's brutally embarrassing, inexcusable.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The split-screen effect does nothing to advance the plot, and is more of a distraction than anything else.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Still came up with the same conventional responses to teenage sexual behavior despite its novel way of filming.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Its power lies in the intense, subtle performances of the ensemble cast and Bellott's ability to keep the tangled narrative threads from becoming a knotted mess.

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Ambitious filmmaking, especially from a first-timer from a country that hasn't produced a movie since 1995.

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