I Want Your Love review

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Funded by a gay porn studio. Banned from screening at the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival. Passionately defended by James Franco.

Director Travis Mathews’ controversial feature debut recalls the likes of Shortbus and 9 Songs with its divisively explicit sex scenes.

Following a group of San Francisco gay guys, including daydreamer Jesse (Jesse Metzger), IWYL is porn with a pumping heart.

Like porn, it’s structured around shagging. Unlike porn, Mathews’ film boasts a seductively emotional core.

Graphic, gritty and uncompromising, it explores love through the act of sex – an admirable experiment.

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.