I’ve recently had the opportunity to view a series of films by independent actor, author, screenwriter and producer; Wade Radford. The films are quite controversial, and although they are low-budget, art-house type productions; they’ve actually sparked some serious emotions within me. In fact, one of the films; Sex, Lies and Depravity, and the sequel; More Sex, Lies and Depravity, reminded me a lot of some of the crazy shit that I went through during my mid-teen years. Check out the trailers below…
Sex, Lies and Depravity follows Jake, and his letters to childhood friend Arran. After one volatile night, Jake storms out of the family home and by chance meets Ethan, a young, gay, streetwise charmer. Jake struggles to keep the lid on the truth of his real identity and his new found affair with Ethan.
This is the type of film that’ll make you evaluate your own life choices; especially if you’re hung up on the past with thoughts and memories of lost love. We all deal with things in a different way. Some turn to drugs, others lose all dignity and self-respect, selling themselves, and some, like Jake, turn to violence out of regret and anger for how their life has turned out. Sex, Lies and Depravity is a raw example of how life can turn out if we fail to let go of the past, change our mindset about the future and take responsibility for our own lives and the situations that we find ourselves in. From a technical perspective; keeping up with the strong british accents was somewhat difficult at times, and there are some parts in the film where background sounds make it difficult to hear the actors speak, but the storyline had me hooked enough to over-look such annoyances. If you’re into independent, low-budget productions that portray a realistic look of how fucked-up life can get if you keep living in the past or fail to take responsibility for your current situation; I recommend you take some time out to watch Sex, Lies and Depravity.
Where to Watch:
More Sex, Lies and Depravity
In the wake of Jake’s madness the others struggle to piece their lives back together. Ethan, now alone, reclusive and haunted by memories, struggles to keep the pieces of his own puzzle together, while being hunted by two thugs. Lisa now looks after Carrie and struggles with the all too familiar issue of social services, while Carla and Julie are licking the wounds of their pasts. Like its predecessor, “”More Sex, Lies & Depravity”” packs a pounding thud to a depraved society, continuing to make it’s political points of poverty and degenerates lost in a world of drugs, crime, social class, heartbreak, and worlds colliding out of control. The line ‘We all come from nothing, how are we ever expected to achieve anything?”” has never been truer, and this standalone sequel screams it while taking no prisoners. Check out the trailer below…
Where to Watch:
Amazon Prime (DVD): More Sex, Lies And Depravity
More Wade Radford film reviews coming soon to my Entertainment Blog. Till next time ~ Much Love! xoxo
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