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May 2, 2006

Young American Bodies


In Joe Swanberg's LOL, one of the characters is addicted to an adult website called Young American Bodies. That's also the title of Joe's new web series, which premieres today on Nerve.com. It deals with the same topics of relationships and sexual demystification that he explored in Kissing On The Mouth, but it is slightly more refined in its approach; at the same time, it's more relaxed, and pretty damn funny. Joe's style lends itself very well to the form of a serialized narrative. This is a soap opera, but all the incident has stripped of just about every single pretense of melodrama - or is it the other way around? Regardless, it's a great start, and judging from the episodes I've seen so far, it's only going to get better.

The first episode can be found here, and I believe the future installments will be airing on a weekly basis, beginning today.

Posted by David Lowery at May 2, 2006 1:13 AM