A Bruce La Bruce film is like a Queer ‘Chef’s Special’, from a menu where you have to be prepared for the unusual, the Queer-
Misandry aside, the story is a satirical take on ‘radical feminism’ where men hating is the norm and the male species are just “pendulous, ponderous and perverse”. Our heroines are in an all female political cult called the Female Liberation Army (FLA), a feminist faction organising to destroy the Patriarchy with Porn. The separatist school is set in what looks to be an old Nunnery. There is genuinely something whimsical and nostalgic about old Chateau’s and women dressed as Roman Catholic nuns leading a chant of “Freedom for Female People”.
Nuns teach the girls Parthenogenesis amongst other radical concepts, led by a Mother Superior called ‘Big Mother’ ( played with vampishness by La Bruce’s ‘muse’ Susanne Sachesse ). BM
If, however, you are looking for the notorious La Bruce signature of blood, gore and orgiastic sex, you will be a tad disappointed. Where La Bruce’s L.A Zombie (2010) was a spectacle of ‘gay alien hardcore’ porn, and Otto, or Up With Dead People (2008) where getting a ribbing took on a whole new meaning, this new cinematic dish is his tamest manifesto.