A surprisingly intimate portrait of sex, accomplished without any explicit imagery. Originally inspired by the 1963 Andy Warhol film “Blowjob,” the erotic documentary “Headshot” portrays an intense, shared sexual encounter in which we see only one participant, a leather-jacketed (and, in our version, eventually naked) young man. (First-time actor Chris Brinkhof).
As in Warhol’s film, we never see the face of the person giving the blowjob (first-time actress Katinka de Vries), and we only see Chris from the waist up. But in our version we follow the experience from beginning to end: From Chris waiting for Katinka to arrive, to their very first conversation, their full sexual experience together, and their conversation afterward.
The result is a unique take on male sexuality, unusually honest and authentic.
To the intriguing question, “Can a sex scene be hot, even if you can’t see the sex?” the answer, we think, is a resounding “yes”. This unrated film is far too arousing to be shown at your local Cineplex.
While we think that female viewers are plenty interested in seeing explicit sexuality in the right context, “Headshot” just goes to show that “hot” films come from an attitude towards sex, not from checking off a list of body parts to be displayed.
A good film for the first-time porn/erotica viewer. Also makes a charming gift.
- Aspect ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
- Running time: Approx. 9 minutes
- Full color
- Format: PAL (European) or NTSC (American)
- Language: Dutch and English spoken
- Subtitles: English
- Region: zero / unlimited / region free
- Price: $15/€15 (plus tax, shipping and handling).