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#152201 - 04/22/07 02:54 PM Re: THE BOOK MYSTERIOUS SKIN (TRIGERS) [Re: Still]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

The film is triggery the whole way through. It contains very graphic scenes of sex involving Neil, including one that is harrowingly violent. In my opinion, guys struggling with the beginning issues of recovery do NOT need these images in their heads. They will have enough of their own.

That said, I personally benefitted from seeing the film. When I was slightly older than Neil I went off to San Francisco and more or less behaved as he does in the film, though probably with more drugs and alcohol. Seeing the film convinced me that this summer, when I will be in the States anyway, I need to stop in San Francisco, which is in fact one of the loveliest cities in the world, and put some old demons to rest.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#152288 - 04/23/07 12:51 AM Re: THE BOOK MYSTERIOUS SKIN (TRIGERS) [Re: Logan]
Jarrad Offline

Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 1071
Loc: arizona
i didnt know it was book and i got it and read it. was great. i totally identify with neil. that character is me. its so weird.

#152305 - 04/23/07 03:17 AM Re: THE BOOK MYSTERIOUS SKIN (TRIGERS) [Re: Jarrad]
FormerTexan Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 12162
Loc: Denver, CO
I saw the movie. I found myself backing away from the screen.

Money talks, but all it tells me is goodbye.

If I could meet myself as a boy...

#152395 - 04/23/07 05:48 PM Re: THE BOOK MYSTERIOUS SKIN (TRIGERS) [Re: FormerTexan]
alexey Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 1677
Loc: Moscow, Russia
Hi Michael, hi guys,

I have watched the movie a couple of weeks ago. I liked it. I wasn't triggered that much (as, for example, I was after watching irreversibe). However Mysterious Skin was a very good movie to watch and to feel through.

I don't know about its realism. My story was much different, and also when it comes to the life the two guys live during their teen years, I don't know either, but it looks disgusting (so, true).

I would recommend this movie to guys who are well in their recovery and who saw lots of movies based on good stories and inspired by high ideals.

So, thanks for letting my opinion reach you.


When you feel all alone and unhappy, turn to you Inner Child and talk to Him.
You will see He can comfort you like nothing else!

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