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I love documentaries. Next to martial arts flicks and monster movies, they’re my favorite form of cinematic entertainment. Not surprisingly, the more disturbing the subject matter, the better. Much to the horror of my co-workers at the time, I watched director Robinson Devor’s 2007 documentary “Zoo”, a film that explores the sexual relationship that sometimes exists between a man and his horse. I find films that deal with the dark side of the human condition, particularly when they’re true. It’s pretty safe to say that I’m kind of a sick individual.
Enter producer Tyler Chandler and director Daryl Stoneage’s “Donkey Love”, a motion picture that explores the little-known Colombian tradition which encourages young men to have sex with donkeys. You know, to get them ready for the “real thing”. Here the problem: Sometimes the guys prefer to the companionship of donkeys over their wives. Yikes.
Although you’d think that a movie which devotes itself to this sort of behavior would be dead serious, “Donkey Love” seems to approach the subject matter with a sense of humor. If nothing else, it should make the topic much more palatable. As palatable as it can possibly be, anyway. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Have a look at the official synopsis:
Funny, shocking and controversial, “Donkey Love” is a documentary that introduces the unknown tradition of Colombians having sex and falling in love with donkeys. It starts off as a rite of passage ritual that fathers initiate with their sons and is carried on into their adulthood where men often end-up cheating on their wives with donkeys. Colombians believe that boys should practice having sex with donkeys to prepare themselves for women, that it makes their penises bigger and also that it prevents them from becoming homosexuals. This cultural practice is so widely accepted in Colombia that musicians have written songs about it, an author has written a book about it and there is even a festival that celebrates it.
If the very thought of a guy getting it on with a donkey makes you want to tweet while you’re puking, then I urge you to sit this one out. However, those who enjoy documentaries about the peculiar things human beings do will probably get a kick out of it. For more information, swing by the official Facebook page and/or follow the film on Twitter.