I Want Your Love – review

Heart Stamped Hand

Were it not for the explicit sex that marks this as an, ahem, offshoot of gay porn studio NakedSword, Travis Mathews' shrugging drama could pass for an example of that grungy, sketchy queer cinema that emerged around the early 1990s.

Its couplings among bearded, tattooed San Franciscan hipsters prove laid back to the point of inertia; even the threesomes are oddly half-hearted. There's something to be said for any adult venture employing performers who don't resemble Tom of Finland etchings, but for once representation isn't in itself enough: no matter how many erections Mathews squeezes in, a film named after Chic's finest dancefloor offering frankly demands more dramatic pulse and thrust.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Mike McCahill, for The Guardian on Thursday 27th June 2013 23.30 Europe/London

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