Netflix: Mysterious Skin


Hello all and welcome back to Playstation Base!  I hope you are all feeling fine!

netflix MSToday, I would like to suggest a movie to watch, not because it is the best thing I’ve ever seen, not even because it’s a half decent watch.  I am suggesting it because I want to see if anyone else was as shocked by the end of it as I was.

There I was, scrolling through Netflix, looking for a comedy and I come across Mysterious Skin.  As always, I read the blurb:

A teenage prostitute and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Doesn’t that sound like a hilarious premise for a movie?  I certainly thought so!

However, the next hour and 40 minutes is a story of rape and child molestation, which by the end, I found quite shocking.  It is a really interesting story though.  A boy named Brian is convinced he was abducted by Aliens due to a memory blackout when he was 8 years old.  His quest to find the truth points him in the direction of Neil, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who has since moved to New York to be a male prostitute whilst attempting to forget his dark past.

I guess in a sense, it is a really good film and should I have watched it without expecting it to be barrel of laughs, I would possibly have enjoyed it.

It would be interesting to see what you guys think if you’ve seen it before, or plan to watch it in the future, so let me know!


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