syl_reading_myspace.jpg

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shortbus: Don't Be Afraid to Ask

After it sold out at TIFF, I chose to wait for the now-infamous Shortbus to hit the larger-screen rep cinemas before checking it out. Good thing, too, because the screenings at the resurrected Royal Cinema (608 College) tonight and tomorrow night at 9 p.m. both open with a Q & A from Sook-Yin Lee, so I can hear what it was like to play that married sex therapist (named Sophia) who'd never had an orgasm. And for bonus S-YL styles, how about Girl Cleans Sink? Written and directed by Lee, the 10-minute short from 2004 (also preceding Shortbus both nights) stars Jeremy Finkelstein and Lisa Ayuso as a pair whose laundromat meeting and "clumsy attempt at a sexual liaison leads to revelations, embarrassments, and a little bit of compassion." Sold.

Image ("the book: If This is Love, Why Do I Feel So Insecure?") from Sook-Yin Lee's MySpace.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Film

Toronto native Dan Levy set to host SNL for the first time

Superhero series Titans filming season 3 on Toronto's streets

Star of popular Netflix show was too scared to climb CN Tower during first Toronto visit

Cineplex is ditching TimePlay and movie trivia fans are crushed

Popular movie on Netflix was filmed at this Toronto home that's on sale for $5.5 million

Toronto actor Simu Liu surprised a widowed dad and kids with a PS5 for the holidays

Everything we know about the contestants from Toronto on The Bachelor this season

This is what's filming in Toronto this winter