The Problematics: 'Airplane! Fifteen years later, it remains a hallmark moment of queer sexuality on film and pretty much the hottest three-way sex scene ever. Back in , Cuaron, Bernal, and Luna were all pretty well unknown to American audiences. The story is that Bernal helped get Luna hired for the film, and their real-life friendship helped to give their on-screen pairing all the more zip. In this case, the story is about teenage best friends Tenoch Luna and Julio Bernal , who head out on a road trip.
Envisaged as a retelling of the Don Juan myth, a tale from 17th century where an unabashed lothario receives divine punishment for his sexual exploits, the film offers a comedic assessment of hegemonic masculinity. Yet as the film progresses, his frequent nudity also creates a sense of vulnerability and a level of intimacy with the audience. Behind their incessant fart jokes and puerile sexual exploits they are depicted as confused, insecure and ashamed. Yet rather than a moment of triumph, where the boys can finally emerge from the closet, the aftermath shows them heavily burdened by shame. In the final scene, despite their long history, the boys act like strangers when meeting for the last time. Seeing a queer identity at odds with masculinity, their friendship and mutual desire must be repressed in order to return to the path of gender conformation. As society verges towards a general reassessment of gender, rejecting many preconceived notions about sexual orientation and gender roles, these two films become essential viewing.
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. One night when I was in China and possibly under the influence, I decided that if I could learn Chinese then I could teach myself to speak Spanish. I have a leg up, you see, because I already speak French, which means I practically speak Spanish as well.
Does anyone know if there are two versions of this film? The ending described here is nothing like what I've seen here in the UK, which ends with the narrator telling us that the trio parted ways when Luisa stayed at the beach and never saw each other again. Certainly no meeting by chance a year later.