South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Title: American Eunuchs
Director: Gian Claudio Guiducci & Franco Sacchi
Specs: USA 2003 video 80min
Enter the bizarre world of American modern castrati, where ordinary men voluntarily chose to loose their nuts and back-street �cutters� are willing to oblige. We delve into this surreal community through a variety of determined patients, disreputable practitioners and psychological and sociological observers.
Meet them; it�s all about the �family jewels�. The distinctly dodgy and doddery Dr Spector who, at 84 and for US$2,000 per procedure (accepting VISA and MasterCard), will perform body-altering surgery at a downtown non-sterile residential flat without physiological evaluation or aftercare.
Cookie, patient, dog-groomer and father, wants to become a non-aggressive person and make decisions not based on emotion. Balaclava-wearing Jack is an unqualified �cutter� and up-standing member of his church. Well-endowed Gelding, guru of the eunuch community, offers advice and brandishes livestock castrating irons with careless ease and enjoyment.
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