People were pretty excited about Kuso, the directorial debut from musical mastermind Flying Lotus which premiered at Sundance this week. FlyLo has established himself as a true auteur in the world of electronic music, so it seemed like a natural fit for him to move into the world of cinema. Though unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case. Reports have emerged that Kuso triggered massive walkouts at Sundance and left audience members in disgust.
One of the first reviews appeared on The Verge, which described it as “the grossest movie ever made,” and that the audience “walkouts continued in a consistent stream up to the final scene.” What could have triggered such a desperate reaction? Apparently the film features everything from an erect penis being stabbed with a steel rod to an anthropomorphic cockroach that lives and talks inside the butthole of Parliament-Funkadelic member George Clinton, in addition to copious amounts of every bodily fluid and function there is.
If you need any further indication of the gory treats in store should you dare give Kuso a watch, revisit the trailer below. Better luck next time, Flying Lotus?
In other music news, Missy Elliott has surprised the world by returning with a new track and video for “I’m Better.” Watch it right here.
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