Now Available On-Demand: Body Shop

“Dust to dust. Dirt to dirt. Everything is fine. All taboos are off. Welcome to the body shop.”

Hong Kong-based artist Scud (Voyage, Adonis, Amphetamine) had previously announced that he would be retiring from filmmaking… but not before releasing one more unusual artistic triumph.

In Body Shop, Scud’s newest (and purportedly final) film, we follow the ghost of a young soldier who bids farewell to his mother and travels the world to see his transgender sister.

By possessing living bodies, he meddles with the romances of unfaithful lovers along the way in Taiwan, Japan, Spain and Thailand. In Hong Kong, however, everything changes when he meets a male soulmate amid massive protests. The pair take shelter in a garage whose real purpose is sinister and unthinkable – a place where human bodies are treated in a way beyond moral limits.

Renowned for his visually stunning and sexually frank movies, Body Shop fuses the physical and the spiritual – and once again finds writer-director Scud pushing the boundaries of erotic gay filmmaking.

Watch the trailer for Body Shop below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD at TLAgay. Most of Scud’s other films, including the similarly erotically-charged recent release Apostles, are also available now on DVD and VOD.