Onan, son of Judah who "spilled his seed" in the Old Testament [Genesis 38:9] is the Bible's only masturbator. His name is the basis for the Victorian word for choking the chicken: Onanism.
1. withdrawal of the penis in sexual intercourse so that ejaculation takes place outside the vagina; coitus interruptus.
Yet another excursion into absurd teen sensationalism from co-director Larry Clark -- teaming up once again with screenwriter Harmony Korine, the enfant terrible who scripted their 1995 breakthrough Kids -- Ken Park lays bare (as it were) the filmmaker's obsessions in a manner he managed to evade with his previous efforts.
In its own arbitrary, inscrutable way, it's Clark's most truthful statement as a director: Ken Park forgoes any modicum of social commentary or realism in favor of presenting a languid, explicit fantasia on nubile, vapid trash teens. It's like a Warhol film without the humor.
As his dubiously-legal cast of unknowns struggle their way through the episodic script's banal dialogue, Clark finds plenty of opportunity to linger on scenes of graphic onanism, oral gratification, and ritualistic violence. But to what effect? Free of the halfhearted, perfunctory cautionary-tale moralizing of Kids and Bully, Ken Park comes across as little more than a feature-length version of the vilified Calvin Klein "teen porn" ads of the late '90s.
Co-director/cinematographer Ed Lachman lends his unerring visual sense to the proceedings, shooting the film in a steady, fluid style that's a departure from Clark's usual ripped-from-the-headlines shakycam technique. But the dreamy images merely underline Clark's agenda, which is to create a facile, dull paean to the joys of teen free-love in the face of brutal authority-figure punishment.
That night at the beachhouse they consummated their [marriage].
Kate Winslet, as the [un]consummated love of Jack's youth,
by the time of [consummation], with Brad Pitt now [in] full physical glory and Blanchett [at] her womanly peak,
and its [consummation] is followed by the equivalent of a dropped curtain,
They'll be spliced in [June].
and splicing of Broadbent [into] color TV broadcasts is well done.
and it was beautifully spliced [into] the sentimental efficiency of the whole story.
Victor routinely leaves mid-meeting to copulate vigorously in the bathroom with fellow attendee Nico (Paz de la Huerta).