Love Death + Robots Is a Stylish Take on FutureSex
New Netflix show has some sexy sci-fi moments.
The interest in exploring the impact of technology on human sexuality continues to rock on, as evidenced by the new Netflix show from acclaimed directors Tim Miller and David Fincher.
An anthology of 18 episodes, each running from five to 15 minutes, Love Death + Robots features the work of animators from all over the world, including Canada, the United States, France, Hungary, and Korea.
Sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, and more
According to Indiewire, the show is perfectly described as delving into a wide variety of adult subjects, including free will, human nature, racism, government, war, and sex and feature ”sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, garbage monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from hell.”Produced by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and David Fincher (whose Mindhunter is a huge hit on Netflix), Love Death + Robots was released on March 15.
While it’s extremely hard to categorize Love Death + Robots due to its immense range of styles and subjects, a good capsule could be that the show is a bombastic series of wild images: anime characters, high-rez CGI robot battles, brutal violence and—you guessed it—eroticism.
Of the 15 shorts, some definitely fall into the future sex category. Personal favorites have to be “Zima Blue” by Robert Valley (based on a short story by Alastair Reynolds) that while not explicitly erotic is certainly sensual and strikingly beautiful.
Next would have to be “Good Hunting,” directed by Oliver Thomas, which deftly combines sensuality, Asian mythology, steampunk technofetishism, and a brutal revenge tale all in one entrancing short.
Lastly, “Alternate Histories” by Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres (story by John Scalzi) is totally, completely silly: depicting an app that speculates on six different ways Hitler’s death as a young man would change history. The favorite? The one where he is killer after excessive fornication with four Viennese prostitutes–but who in reality are “libidinous travelers from a very sexul parallel dimension” and who lead the world into a gloriously sensual utopia.
Love Death + Robots
Love Death + Robots brings a few interesting takes on the possible evolution of human sexuality—or, at least, takes a playful and outrageous approach to the subject. And, considering the talent behind it, makes it something truly amazing to behold.
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