January is where the major studios dump their mistakes. Kubrick inserted little boxes to obscure the bumping of uglies. Solondz has always sided with outsiders, such as those from the New Jersey burbs that spawned him. Fear, Anxiety and Depression made an apt title for his debut film. For Solondz, cruel action invariably springs from the placid face of normalcy. Storytelling opens with Vi — Blair Legally Blonde is strikingly good — having sweaty sex. The time is , and Gary is slumming in this third-tier New Jersey college. Humiliated, Vi writes the story as a rape and reads it in class to get even. A loser in high school, Toby is eager to show teen angst as it really is.
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With Welcome to the Dollhouse and Happiness , Todd Solondz proved himself to be a daring filmmaker who will not shy away from provocative issues, even if they offend a large portion of his audience. Storytelling , Solondz's new film, is an inelegant combination of two unrelated shorts that falls far short of the director's previous work in terms of both thematic content and narrative strength. Storytelling is divided into two segments. The first, and by far the more interesting one, is called "Fiction", and runs for about 30 minutes. It stars Selma Blair as Vi, a college co-ed, and Leo Fitzpatrick as Marcus, her lover, who is afflicted with cerebral palsy. Both are enrolled in the creative writing class of Mr. Scott Robert Wisdom , a former Pulitzer Prize winner who tears into the work of his students without mercy. One night, Vi meets Mr. Scott in a bar, and the two adjourn to his apartment.
Storytelling is a American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz. The film consists of two stories that are unrelated and have different actors, titled "Fiction" and "Non-Fiction". College and high school serve as the backdrop for these two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil. The original version of the film featured a third story entitled "Autobiography", concerning, among other things, a closeted football player James van der Beek. The main character has an explicit sex scene with a male partner Steven Rosen ; the entire story was cut from the final version. Storytelling premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 12, before receiving a limited North American theatrical release on January 25, During the sex scene in the Fiction entry, a "red box" was added for the American version of the film, blocking the audience's view of a rough sex scene between Blair and Wisdom.