A Love That Dare Not Neigh Its Name


Actual headline from the New York Times :

Into the Shadowy World of Sex With Animals

The article is a review of "Zoo," a documentary about an unfortunately well-documented sex act that made the Internet rounds a couple of years ago. It includes one of the stranger opening paragraphs ever to grace the pages of the Old Gray Lady:

The director Robinson Devor apparently would like viewers who watch his heavily reconstructed documentary, "Zoo," to see it as a story of ineluctable desire and human dignity. Shot on Super 16-millimeter film, with many scenes steeped in a blue that would have made Yves Klein envious, "Zoo" is, to a large extent, about the rhetorical uses of beauty and metaphor and of certain filmmaking techniques like slow-motion photography. It is, rather more coyly, also about a man who died from a perforated colon after he arranged to have sex with a stallion.

I suspect there's a Stanley Kurtz column in here somewhere.