Pornosophy: Your Friends & Neighbors

March 27, 2015 6:54 PM

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There is a scene in Neil LaBute's Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) where a character named Barry (Aaron Eckhart) desperately tries to give himself an erection while masturbating.

One hears stories about the unsatisfactory porn in clinics afforded sperm donors. However, the scene in the LaBute movie is far more profound since it is so painfully solitary and actually represents a more primal and emblematic line between the life force and death wish. The light switch goes on or...

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