Best pals in college, Ben and Andrew have drifted apart over the last decade. Ben has a job, wife, and home in Seattle while Andrew has lived the life of a deliberately scruffy vagabond artist. When Andrew suddenly turns up, they fall back into their macho male-bonding pretensions. Andrew takes Ben to a bohemian party where they hear about Humpfest, an experimental homemade porn film festival and, during their drunken evening, they vow to enter the contest with the two straight men having sex together on camera. Male bluster makes them determined not to wimp out despite their increasing discomfort, but how is Ben going to explain such shenanigans to his exasperated wife Anna?
Lynn Shelton's highly-buzzed Humpday is a very good dissection of friendship, sexuality, ego, domesticity, and our perceptions about who we are and how far we are willing to go to prove that we are not so easily-defined. We are all labeled on a nearly daily basis – "Husband," "Single," ...Read More