Today we have another Jeremiah Kipp short film, the experimental and NSFW Drool. While I loved Crestfallen, I don’t love this. However, I also don’t dislike it.
Drool leaves one unsettled and in my case vaguely grossed out due to the copious amounts of, you guessed it, drool. I may be unsqueamish when it comes to blood and guts but other bodily fluids give me the heebie jeebies. And I have issues with sticky substances and whatever was used here seemed a bit syrupy. So if you have issues with that sort of thing, I’d take a pass on this on. If you’re down with a little (a lot of) clear, sticky syrupy gel like substances then I definitely recommend this.
Stop telling us about your weird issues with substances and get to the point of the film already!
Another silent film and completely open to interpretation, Drool is shot in sepia tones with a stark background (that has a steam room feel to it). Minus the fluids, it’s really beautifully done. Featuring just two actors, my interpretation is: birth, life, sex and death. (All this in just under five minutes too!) There’s really not a lot going on here action wise but the actors really do a great job of storytelling with their entire bodies. They’re graceful and it’s almost like watching a ballet (although a ballet done mostly laying on the floor).
The full video is included below and if you like experimental film and aren’t particularly squeamish like me, then I’d definitely recommend a viewing. Drool is unlike anything else I’ve seen recently and that alone wins it major points in a cinematic world of remakes, sequels and just plain boringness.
Posted on 2012.1.June, in American Indie, Experimental, Silent and tagged birth, death, drool, experimental film, jeremiah kipp, life, nsfw, sex. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Good morning Cinema Schminema ~ let’s see what we’ve got here. I hope you’ve had a good week – um – so do you have big plans – er, wait – um – I don’t – um – whaaaaat – hmmm. interesting. While I love the word drool as a word both in its sound and the way I like the looks of it, I could probably have done with a little less drool in my day today 🙂 hahahaha – good one!
*giggles* At least the picture isn’t as bad as the butt face on Deep Red Rum was. 😉 If you can look past the actual drool though, it’s an interesting little film.
yesyesyes LOL that sure was a lot of drool she had to expend haha – this really wasn’t too bad to look at but I probably couldn’t take an hour and a half of that HAHA
I really enjoy it except for the drool, seriously. It’s very….David you know? (Lynch/Cronenburg crossover).