52nd edition

Kamasutra Rides Again

Fortnight 1972, Short film,


The first cartoon to receive an « R » (adults only) rating in Australia. In this « sexual punch-up » (his own term), Bob Godfrey mocked his audiences, prodded impudently at the boundaries of censorship, and exposed the fears and anxieties haunting the male libido. Repeatedly, his anti-heroes take refuge in reassuringly manageable surrogates (masturbation fantasies, inflatable life-size dolls, cans of « Instant Sex »), rather than confront the terrifying prospect of a real, live woman.