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Shortbus is a 2006 American erotic comedy-drama film written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. The plot revolves around a sexually diverse ensemble of colorful characters trying desperately to connect in an early 2000s New York City. The characters converge in a weekly Brooklyn artistic/sexual salon loosely inspired by various underground NYC gatherings that took place in the early 2000s. According to Mitchell, the film attempts to "employ sex in new cinematic ways because it's too interesting to leave to porn." Shortbus includes a variety of explicit scenes containing non-simulated sexual intercourse with visible penetration and male ejaculation.

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Directed byJohn Cameron Mitchell
Written byJohn Cameron Mitchell
Produced byHoward Gertler
John Cameron Mitchell
Tim Perell
Alexis Fish
StarringSook-Yin Lee
Paul Dawson
Lindsay Beamish
PJ DeBoy
Raphael Barker
Peter Stickles
Jay Brannan
CinematographyFrank G. DeMarco
Edited byBrian A. Kates
Music byYo La Tengo
Distributed byTHINKFilm
Release dates
  • May 20, 2006 (2006-05-20) (Cannes)
  • October 20, 2006 (2006-10-20) (Canada)
Running time
101 minutes[1]
Budget$2 million[2]
Box office$5.4 million[3]