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Love comes in at the spine

by Critical Commons Manager

Sometime during the 1990s the experience of virtual reality shifted from being a primarily visual experience to being a neurological one, with technological connections via the spinal cord rather than the eyes or even the brain. Jude Law's anxieties related to bodily penetration are humorously amplified by this homoerotic scene in which a creepy and, as it turns out, unscrupulous gas station attendant nearly paralyzes him while installing a "biobort" in the small of his back.

eXistenZ bioport

Jude law receives an illegal, unregistered bioport from Willem Dafoe in a rural gas station

from eXistenZ (1999)
Creator: David Cronenberg
Posted by Critical Commons Manager