Episode 1 - Poison
Posted on: June 6, 2001
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Hilarious first episode of The Sadness of Sex: A Dramatic Love Story in Ten Episodes, in which the hero sees the heroine and is struck by the "hideous toxin of love."
A truly extraordinary work of theatre, performance art, film, and stream-of-conscious monologue that traverses the hilarious and outrageous journey of a hopeless romantic (Barry Yourgrau, who also wrote it) riding the cycle of passion, romance, laughter and the seemingly inevitable, heart wrenching breakup. Interweaving dream logic with satire, melodrama, surrealism, and everyday reality, it dives into the craziness and contradictions of sexual relations between men and women, and the soulful search for understanding and love. Made in Canada and directed by the British filmmaker Rufus Wainwright.