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(Apr 01, 2009)
The story: Stage actors Mariah and Daniel play lovers every night, but their onstage romance lacks spark. One slow afternoon, they discover that today's matinee performance will make or break both their careers. Daniel wants to make big changes, and Mariah starts to wonder: are Daniel's suggestions reasonable? Or has he lost track of the boundary between actor and character? Rushed to the stage, in front of a live audience, they must figure it out together.
Matinee is a sexually explicit drama intended to bridge the gap between art film and sex film. The film, shot on location in Amsterdam, showcases Steven McAlistair (Scotland) and Alicia Whitsover (England) in their first explicit sex roles ever. Matinee takes a fresh look at what erotic film can be. It features an original musical score and careful attention to capturing the real-life sounds of sex. Real, intense and emotional, Matinee is truly erotic film for people who like film.
Matinee has screened all over the world and won the Best Film prize at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival as well as at the CineKink/NYC film festival. The film also won Honorable Mention at Toronto's annual Feminist Porn Awards.
Fifty extra minutes of unique DVD extras, including:
-- A 25-minute making-of documentary, originally aired on Dutch television, covering the auditioning/filming process and including interviews with cast and crew
-- Audience question-and-answer session at Matinee Amsterdam world premiere, with star Alicia Whitsover and director Jennifer Lyon Bell
-- Behind-the-scenes photo gallery
Note: Though it was shot in Holland, this film is English-spoken and is Region 0, meaning it is region-free and will thus play in every country. All DVD extras are either in English, or are subtitled in English.
My wife and I just finished watching "Matinee" earlier today. We were absolutely delighted, had some wonderful conversations (which led to other wonderful things ) about... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charles Roth
The idea is to present that wonderful experience of human sexual union. There is little on Earth to even come close. Some say, glibly, they would rather have strawberry shortcake. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Audioampbuilder
I enjoyed the movie but it was too short. The imagery was explicit and it was less about the people AT the matinee and more about the people IN the matinee, which was okay just not... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Muff Diver
It's neither a great erotic drama nor great porn but worth a half hour viewing simply because it attempts to bridge the two. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Larry H Friedman
The description and premise of the movie seemed very different from porn.After watching the movie,I felt like I was right there.
It was a great experience.