- Dark Alley Media
Probably LaBruce's most controversial and despised movie. Starring French porn superstar François Sagat, L.A. Zombie depicts the adventures of a homeless extraterrestrial zombie literally fucking Los Angeles' misfits “back to life.” Building on horror, porn, and exploitation, the film centers on the porousness of bodies altered (or zombified) by capitalism: shot quite cheaply on a digital camera, François Sagat's monstrous and out-of-this-world cock penetrates the flesh of bodies deemed 'unfit'.
Despite a relatively basic plot, this feature set new highs/lows in “gorn” (a portemanteau of gore and porn) – both referencing his earlier career hits (No Skin Off My Ass) and expanding on his fetish themes: HIV/AIDS historiography and nostalgic predilections, the superficiality of a commodified gay world, the revolutionary potential of a community of fuckers, and capitalistic alienation.
Premiering at Locarno in 2010 and subsequently banned in Australia, L.A. Zombie is a raw exploration of bodies and queer pornography – proof once more of LaBruce's zeitgeist relevance and aesthetic savoir-faire.