Many of you have probably never heard of this film before. It's a shame that so many fantastic films get swept under the carpet while atrocious films get all the glory. (Take 90% of the steaming pile-of-shit horror remakes we've been forced to endure for example.) It really bothers me when a unique and clever film such as FEED
comes and goes as if it were a fart in the wind. So here I am, doing my part to get this film the notoriety and respect it deserves.
When it comes to fresh material, FEED
is what I'd imagine it would feel like if someone was intentionally drowning you until the point where every red-blood cell in your body was screaming for oxygen. But a split second before you expire, they lift your head into the fresh air and the initial breath is so refreshing you feel euphoric. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I just compared this film to a near-death experience. To put it simply, FEED
is based on an underground sexual fetish known as "feederism." Feederism is a sexual fetish (specifically a type of body alteration fetishism), centered on the practice of eating large amounts of food. The feeder provides the gainer with an abundant supply of food, either to encourage weight gain or simply for delight in the act of feeding. The feeder is typically more dominant, while the gainer is often more submissive, although this is not always the case. The fetish caters to those who have fantasies of growing fatter, or feeding another. The fondling of the adipose tissue of an overweight or obese person for one with a fat fetish is usually sexually arousing and is often similar to that of mammary intercourse ("tittie fucking"). They may be aroused by the presence of a pannus or other hanging flaps of skin such as those on the thighs, arms, and back. Some people are aroused by the appearance of male breasts ("man boobs" or "moobs"), caused by the presence of fat under the chest, known as psuedogynecomastia.
I challenge anyone to try and convince me that a horror plot based on "feederism" isn't original and (lets face it) intriguing. We've been bombarded with hoards of zombies, increasingly watered down slashers and poltergeists for decades and it's about damned time someone stepped up to the plate to deliver something new and original. (No pun intended.)
The acting in FEED
is superb. There isn't one actor I would replace. Most notably, Alex O'Loughlin and Patrick Thompson
who actually came up with the idea for the film. O'Loughlin
plays the role of Michael Carter, a man who runs a website where women are fed until they are unable to move or care for themselves. He participates in sexual acts with these women which includes smearing them in food, force feeding them and then masturbating onto their chests. Thompson
plays the role of Detective Phillip Jackson, a veteran of cyberporn investigations
who has discovered something terribly wrong is happening and is determined to find out what is hidden within the pages of the grotesque website.
Remember that feeling you felt at the end of The Sixth Sense
? The feeling that only someone who has witnessed a completely unforeseen ending to a film could feel? Well, I'm more than comfortable saying that the ending in FEED
is pure brilliance. It's the best ending to a film I've ever seen and I'm still in awe everytime I see it.
If there is one film off the entire website (as of 12/07/07) that I would get down on my knees and beg you to purchase, it would be FEED
. Plain and simple... FEED
IS A MUST HAVE!
P.S. - Watch for the scene where a man is being fed his own penis. Classic.