LaBruce Takes on Zombie Porn

Bruce LaBruce has long blurred the boundaries between art-house and porn films, but his latest project, L.A. Zombie, is in fact a porn flick -- with a message. Check out photos from our day on the set.

BY Corey Scholibo

August 16 2009 11:00 PM ET

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LaBruce has been working back and forth, blurring boundaries for years, following the success of such films as Hustler White and The Raspberry Reich, independent films with an art-house and festival appeal that nonetheless brought the sometimes gory underside of sex to the screen. He recently completed a new script called Gerontophilia, about the fetish of having sex with the elderly, he tells me with a smile. In his last non-pornographic film, Otto; or, Up With Dead People, also about a gay zombie, LaBruce was equating graphic sexuality, including one zombie literally penetrating the entrails of his lover/prey, with the deadened feeling he was getting from young people, as he told me at Sundance when the film premiered in 2008. I get the impression that although L.A. Zombie is being produced with porn distributor Dark Alley, LaBruce has no less vested interest in making some sort of artistic statement about society.

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