I've been a part of professional mainstream film for 17 years, and then in addition to that, I am a citizen of the United States and, you know, I am engaged with its mainstream culture, but I've also done a fair amount of studying queer theory or queer cinema classes. Upon its release, this movie caused quite a bit of drama, and was protested by gay rights activists who felt stigmatized. This led to the myth, still present today, that Scandinavia was and is a place of pervasive sexual emancipation. Zero Books. Commenting on the release of Shortbus, Danish writer Kim Skotte attributes the lack of screening time the film garnered in Denmark as representative of how infrequent humanistic portrayals of real sex in cinema have become in Scandinavia and elsewhere. Film-makers in this genre actively set out to disturb the erotic gaze by aligning sex and desire with extreme shame, power, indifference, alienation or irony. Her current work is concerned with on-screen female desire, social media addiction and intimacy, Danish realistic fiction film, women directors, and queer Scandinavian cinema. The film is essentially about a couple who a attend concerts by aughts bands like Franz Ferdinand and The Dandy Warhols, and b have a ton of sex. InterVarsity Press. Bob Briggs, Joe, , Profoundly Erotic: Sex for both of these directors, and in particular for Breillat, is often a form of violence.