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July 31, 2007 1:57 PM   Subscribe

My, uh, sex-obsessed aunt has glaucoma and was recently prescribed medicinal marijuana. Now, she'd like to watch some movies that will blow her mind and body.

No, but seriously... my lady friend and I are looking for some psychedelic erotic films, a la Behind the Green Door. The more couple-friendly [non-misogynistic], the better. That's all.
posted by cloeburner to Media & Arts (21 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
"Performance" with Mick Jagger
posted by JimN2TAW at 2:02 PM on July 31, 2007

Nicolas Roeg in general. Bad Timing, Don't Look Now, and even The Witches (check Anjelica Huston's fashion sense) have a certain...sensibility.
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:29 PM on July 31, 2007

My boyfriend and I enjoyed watching Vampiros Lesbos together.
posted by effigy at 2:34 PM on July 31, 2007

The Hunger
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:45 PM on July 31, 2007

9 songs has some psychedelic moments. Lucia y el sexo is a pretty good mindfuck.
posted by purephase at 3:16 PM on July 31, 2007

There is an ASCII version of Debbie Does Dallas somewhere. I think it was posted on Metafilter awhile back, but I can't find it.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:06 PM on July 31, 2007

Y Tu Mama Tambien!


I think Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight is damned hawt. Sadly, no one has ever agreed with me. Here's hoping you and yr lady friend will enjoy it.
posted by princesspathos at 4:31 PM on July 31, 2007

On preview - since Out of Sight is adapted from an Elmore Leonard novel, it's not so much psychedelically erotic. Whoops. You should watch it anyway.
posted by princesspathos at 4:33 PM on July 31, 2007

Sex and Zen, the movie which made high school bearable. But, just.
posted by parmanparman at 4:50 PM on July 31, 2007

My lady friend and I thouroughly enjoyed Pirates. It's both triple-x porno and extremely funny, two things that are usually oil and water. It has a good story, hardcore sex, and a battle scene with CGI skeletons. What more could you want?
posted by zoey08 at 4:51 PM on July 31, 2007

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
posted by dhammond at 5:07 PM on July 31, 2007

Cat People, with Nastashia Kinsky.

posted by bondcliff at 5:23 PM on July 31, 2007

Not psychedlic, but definitely erotic (and not misogynistic) would be Bound. One of the best sex scenes ever filmed, and I don't even generally like girl-girl stuff.
posted by revmitcz at 5:44 PM on July 31, 2007

Any Steven Sayadian film. Hallucinatory, new wave porn...seriously. Check out Dr. Caligari, Nightdreams, and Cafe Flesh. They're obscure and hard to find --- a bit too arty for porn, a bit too pornographic for the art crowd.
posted by lunalaguna at 6:06 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]

Blowfish has a "Surrealistic Weird Shit" section in their adult catalog.
posted by melt away at 6:51 PM on July 31, 2007

Seconding Lucia and Secretary.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:03 PM on July 31, 2007

Has anyone said Barbarella yet?
posted by forallmankind at 8:20 PM on July 31, 2007

In the Realm of the Senses---and the French version of Lady Chatterly's Lover which just came out.
posted by brujita at 10:09 PM on July 31, 2007

Arnold Maupin's Tales of the City.

Paris is Burning.

Forbidden Planet.


Black Cat - White Cat.

Forget movies. Introduce me to your aunt. ;)
posted by loquacious at 12:13 AM on August 1, 2007

Thanks for all your suggestions, some seem to be more erotic than psychedelic but that's a'ight. I'm currently torrenting Vampiros Lesbos and I am going to the library tonight to get Paris is Burning [don't know if it will arouse us, but it sounds fucking awesome anyway] and In the Realm of the Senses. Additionally, the Steven Sayadian stuff really intrigues me, perhaps my local artsy video rental place will stock that.

It's hard to give best answer when you haven't seen any of the films, but keep them coming nevertheless.
posted by cloeburner at 5:44 AM on August 1, 2007

Not so much psychedelic, but it's erotic - Sex and Lucia. Worth watching even if you're not high.
posted by hannahq at 12:48 AM on August 2, 2007

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