Beneficial Shock! Is an independently run biannual magazine, that takes a humorous, unexpected and irreverent look at film.
Issue Three: Sex
The beast with two backs, hot yoga, mingling limbs, venerean mirth. However you describe sex, we're all at it or if not, quite often thinking about it. It's no wonder then that movie makers are wont to inject a little slap n' tickle into most storylines to pep them up and keep us awake in the back. Sex isn't just about the act of course, it's also about power-play, self-actualization and identity – helping to define ourselves, orient our way through life and interact with others.
And so, with this broader definition of sex in mind, we've put together a fine collection of content to uncover the myriad ways in which sex is played out onscreen, from the rules by which to judge a film’s gender credibility and exploring the seductive power of showing less, to analyzing unconventional relationships and sitting beside some unscrupulous characters on Hollywood’s notorious casting couch. All this and much more is why we’re sure the content in this—our 'largest' issue yet—is guaranteed to get you suitably hot under the collar.