Shortbus (2006)

Open Your Mind. And Everything Else.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2006-10-04
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 462 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fortissimo Films
  • Production Country: Netherlands, United States of America
  • Director: John Cameron Mitchell
star 6.3/10
From 462 Ratings


A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic/sexual milieu converge at Shortbus, an underground Brooklyn salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality, and loosely inspired by various underground NYC gatherings that took place in the early 2000s. Here, gay couple Jamie and James meet Ceth, a young ex-model and aspiring singer.

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  • Paul Dawson

    as James
  • Lindsay Beamish

    as Severin
  • Adam Hardman

    as Jesse
  • Sook-Yin Lee

    as Sofia
  • Raphael Barker

    as Rob
  • Peter Stickles

    as Caleb
  • PJ DeBoy

    as Jamie
  • David Pittu

    as Jacuzzi Hunter
  • Jeff Whitty

    as Jacuzzi Hunted
  • Mickey Cottrell

    as Dead Man in the Jacuzzi
  • Mary Beth Peil

    as Ann, Our Lady of the Gutter
  • Shanti Carson

    as Leah
  • Jan Hilmer

    as Nick
  • Justin Vivian Bond

    as Mx Justin Vivian Bond
  • Bradford Scobie

    as Dr. Donut
  • Murray Hill

    as Murray Hill
  • Ethan Eunson-Conn

    as Sex-Not-Bombs Room D.J.
  • Stephen Kent Jusick

    as Creamy
  • Jonathan Caouette

    as Blondie-Grabber
  • Jay Brannan

    as Ceth
  • Derek Jackson

    as Derek
  • Rachel Friedman

    as Yenta Voice (voice)
  • Paul Oakley Stovall

    as Magnus
  • Reg Vermue

    as Albino
  • Ray Rivas

    as Shabbos Goy
  • Alan Mandell

    as Tobias, the Mayor
  • Bitch

    as Bitch
  • Lex Vaughn

    as Bucky
  • Rachael C. Smith

    as Zoey
  • Yolonda Ross

    as Faustus
  • Jocelyn Samson

    as Jid
  • Daniela Sea

    as Little Prince
  • Tanya Gagné

    as The Wau Wau Sisters
  • Adrienne Truscott

    as The Wau Wau Sisters
  • Dirty Martini

    as Dirty Martini
  • Timmy Young

    as Mikey / Oglesby, the Puppet
  • The World Famous *BoB*

    as The World Famous *BoB*
  • Eric Gilliland

    as Eric Gilliland
  • Jasper James

    as Jasper
  • Grace Kahng

    as Suicide Nurse
  • Miriam Shor

    as Cheryl
  • Justin Hagan

    as Brad
  • Harry Slattery

    as Piñata Boy
  • Ralph Gunderman

    as Radio Announcer (voice)
  • Tristan Taormino

    as Sextra (one of the participants in the orgy sequence)
  • John Cameron Mitchell

    as Sextra (one of the participants in the orgy sequence)
  • Scott Matthew

    as Scott Matthew
Crew David Cronenberg Thanks
Writing John Cameron Mitchell Screenplay
Directing John Cameron Mitchell Director
Production John Cameron Mitchell Producer
Camera Frankie DeMarco Director of Photography
Editing Brian A. Kates Editor
Production Howard Gertler Producer
Production Tim Perell Producer
Production Pamela Hirsch Producer
Sound Ira Kaplan Music
Costume & Make-Up Kurt Swanson Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Bart Mueller Costume Design