Flying Lotus (artist and musician Steven Ellison) premiered his feature film Kuso at Sundance Film Festival over the weekend and it sounds as though it was received with mixed reactions.
In a report from The Verge headlined Kuso is the grossest movie ever made, it was claimed that one screening a "large chunk" saw of the crowd leave early, and that there was a consistent stream of walkouts up until the film's final scenes.
"Some gross-out films are one-note, but Kuso finds new ways to test viewers' fortitude," the reviewer wrote.
"Some folks stuck around after a woman chewed on concrete until her teeth disintegrated, but still peaced out when an alien creature force-yanked a foetus from another woman's womb (accompanied by a Mortal Kombat sound clip: 'Get over here!"), then smoked the tiny corpse."
Kuso's official plot synopsis describes a collection of semi-connected short films that chronicle the lives of the mutated men, women and children of Los Angeles, after an earthquake.
It features music from Flying Lotus himself, Aphex Twin, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat and Brandon Coleman.
Various scenes are said to feature a man having sex with a talking boil on a woman's neck, genital mutilation, and a doctor, played by George Clinton, who keeps a medicinal cockroach in his anus.
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