by Marissa Nadler in New Film on Saturday 21 May 2011

I just watched this documentary written by, and starring, Caveh Zahedi. It won the Gotham Award for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You. The movie came out in 2006, but I still think it’s worth talking about now. I really like how Zahedi puts himself out there in gruesome high-def reality, showcasing his flaws and sexual hangups for anyone who chooses to listen.

Zahedi plays himself as he suffers from an endless need to have sexual encounters with prostitutes. The movie details this addiction and the subsequent turmoil created because of it in his intimate relationships. This is a really gripping showcase of humanity, where honesty is not always the best policy.