The Little Death | DVD review and giveaway

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After watching endless family movies in the school holidays, I was keen to watch something that, well, Boyo couldn’t!

Enter The Little Death.  An Australian movie written, directed and starring Josh Lawson.  Billed as a comedy, it is rated MA and is clever, hilarious and very sweet all at the same time.

The Little Death | DVD review and giveaway

The movie title The Little Death is taken from the French nickname for orgasm, le petite mort. It follows the lives, specifically the sex lives, of several couples.

Check out the hilarious trailer

The Little Death | DVD review and giveaway

One couple, played by Josh Lawson and Bojana Novakovic deal with a rape fantasy – which had me laughing, cringing and crying.  There’s a slightly obvious conclusion but the scenes are played with such heart that it just works.

The Little Death | DVD review and giveaway

Another couple, played by (the lovely) Patrick Brammall and Kate Box, are trying to become pregnant without much success. Their doctor suggests that simultaneous orgasm can increase the chances of conception. Unfortunately, the woman is turned on by weeping.  Her poor husband is all I can say!

The Little Death | DVD review and giveaway

Damon Herriman and Kate Mulvaney play a couple whose marriage counsellor advises role playing – somewhat enthusiastically embraced by one half of the couple.  Dear gods.  I know Damon Herriman from Justified, where he plays Dewey Crowe, a hapless Southern redneck criminal. I have to admit I kept expecting him to break out in that accent!

The Little Death | DVD review and giveaway

Yet another couple, played by Alan Dukes and Lisa McCune, at a later stage of life, are dealing with the concept of familiarity breeding contempt.  I was again cringing and laughing when the husband goes to great lengths to fulfil his sexual desires.  He is turned on by sleep.  Many new parents could relate to this one.  But he’s turned on by watching his wife sleep.

Intertwined around these couples is a creepy new neighbour, who just happens to be a sex offender, played to perfection by Kim Gyngell and his homemade golliwog biscuits.

The Little Death | DVD review and giveaway

The final couple of the movie involves a deaf and mute man calling a video relay service to use a phone sex line.  This is far and and away the best sequence in the movie, and is poignant yet gut bustingly funny. TJ Power, Erin James and Genevieve Hegney play this slightly unusual menage a trois.

I felt that The Little Death is not afraid to explore uncomfortable topics, yet remains slightly coy in terms of nudie rudie scenes.  It’s quite refreshing, actually.  I’m certainly not prudish but I don’t need to see soft porn.  I get it.  I’ve got an imagination.

I adore movies who use an interlinking sequence theme.  Although this movie is a comedy, and is in fact hilarious, it has a dark side.  This is no more apparent than when it comes to the final scenes of the movie.  Beautifully concluded yet not tied up with a pretty bow.  Just how I like my movies.

I give The Little Death 4 stars out of 5.  It has a Love, Actually vibe for me.  A little naughtier and a lot sexier, but with the same charm and intertwined sequences.  If you love Offspring and Love My Way, then this is the movie for you!

The Little Death | DVD review and giveaway

The Little Death Giveaway

Released at the cinemas in September 2014, The Little Death was launched on DVD and Blu-Ray, as well as iTunes digital download to rent or own on  on 23 January 2015.

Lucky lucky you because I’ve got 15 copies to giveaway!

To be in the running to win a copy of this hilarious Australian dark comedy, simply leave me a comment, answering the following question.

What is the weirdest sexual fantasy you’ve ever heard of?

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  • Suzie - 24 February 2015 - 8.00 pm

    Men who wear nappies and have dummies in their mouth and love getting treated like babies, I don’t find that sexual at all, does anyone?ReplyCancel

  • Merryl - 15 February 2015 - 10.19 am

    A friend of mine wanted sex in a rowboat. Her busband bought a waterbed because he thought it was close enough. She loved it until their cat scratched holes in the waterbed and flooded their apartment.ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 24 February 2015 - 7.17 pm

      I so want to make a wet pussy joke here but that would just be rude!ReplyCancel

      • Merryl - 25 February 2015 - 8.30 am

        No, it wouldn’t be rude. I thought of it, too.ReplyCancel

  • hannah - 13 February 2015 - 10.10 pm

    I used to think that wishing for a night alone with no human contact was a rather weird thing to fantasize about…. In my single years I dreamed of warm cuddles and lazy breakfasts. Now that I have two geogeous small children that still haven’t mastered sleeping through the night….. my old “weird” fantasy is my current reoccurring daydream!ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 24 February 2015 - 7.18 pm

      Oh yes, it’s totally a fantasy! One that I can get on board with!ReplyCancel

  • Jules - 12 February 2015 - 11.11 pm

    The whole toe sucking incident with Fergie and a guy which was plastered all over the media after prince Andrew and her broke up.ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 24 February 2015 - 7.18 pm

      I don’t mind a bit of toe sucking myself *blushes and hides*ReplyCancel

  • Kellie - 12 February 2015 - 10.44 am

    Sorta weird but sorta exciting at the same time. In a changing room at Myers etc.ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 24 February 2015 - 7.20 pm

      Now they’ve got those three way mirrors, that would be either scarier or sexier! Haha!ReplyCancel

  • Jodie - 12 February 2015 - 10.38 am

    I don’t really consider anything that I’ve heard weird I think if both parties are safe its consensual then why not have fun. Let those inhibitions run free. Maybe drawing the line however at adult diapers nobody needs a poonami (thanks icurvy for that term) after breakfast 😀ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 8 February 2015 - 12.52 am

    I was once approached by an ex partner to inflict pain with needles! Maybe I am a prude or just very naive but never can I imagine hurting someone I have feelings for nor can I understand how it is possibly sexually stimulating to be tortured.ReplyCancel

  • Jojo Curvy - 5 February 2015 - 10.38 pm

    When living in London, whenever my friend and I had a weekend off, we would look up the cheapest flights and just go. It was a lot of fun, and once it sent us on an adventure to Estonia.
    We headed out in Tallinn with no idea where to go, and we ended up having the funniest, most random, fabulous night out – which included an hour or two in an Estonian underground heavy metal bar with dungeon porn playing on big screens. We met a mortician. We bought us drinks. He was actually really lovely, even though he was wearing leather chaps. The people who intentionally head to that bar – to drink, watch dungeon porn and chat with leather clad morticians – that’s gotta be weirdest sexual fantasy I’ve ever witnessed… But we totally did it by accident so that makes us non-weird..,ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 24 February 2015 - 7.22 pm

      Oh my gods! That’s absolutely hilarious!ReplyCancel

  • Di - 5 February 2015 - 2.21 pm

    I think Emily has it! I also do not quite understand public nudity/sex, it is one of my worse nightmares to be caught outside in the buffReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 24 February 2015 - 7.21 pm

      I’ve actioned this one and I think it was more fun as a fantasy!ReplyCancel

      • Kimba - 24 February 2015 - 7.24 pm

        I hasten to add that we got away with it. No one saw!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - 5 February 2015 - 1.38 pm

    Look, I’m sure there are worse sexual fantasies out there, but I will never ever NEVER understand what some people can find sexy about ‘golden showers’. EEEW.ReplyCancel

    • Kimba - 24 February 2015 - 7.19 pm

      Yep, that totally confuses me too.ReplyCancel

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