Dir: Harmony Korine
USA 2009, 78 minutes
With: Rachel Korine, Brian Kotzur, Travis Nicholson
Burnt out after the – relatively – big-budget drama Mr Lonely, Harmony Korine (Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy) returned to Tennessee with the urge to ‘make things as quickly as I think them’. The result is Trash Humpers. Two men and a woman wearing latex masks wander around car parks, suburban streets and rubbish dumps. They get it on with wheelie-bins and tree-branches. They play toss-the-caber with strip-lights. They dance, and cackle, and sing. (‘Make it, make it, don’t fake it.’) The whole thing is recorded on VHS, complete with tracking lines and white noise. You may hate it, or you may think it’s the most heartfelt film Korine has ever made.