Sexperiments: A Collection of Turned-On Shorts (encore)

As constraints on representing sexuality were loosened for mainstream films in the late ‘60s (a la Midnight Cowboy, A Clockwork Orange), so were the shackles around experimental artists, who were finally freed to fearlessly explore alternate views on the love act. The filmmakers selected for tonight’s shorts comp — including luminaries like Gunvor Nelson, Constance Beeson, Paul Sherits, and animators like Vince Collins — employed a myriad of styles, from strobic overstimulation (Peace Mandala) and haunting meditations on the human form (The Operation), to freaked-out comics of morphing genetalia (Desire Pie).

Watch Cinefamily’s original NSFW trailer for “Sexperiments!”