There have been some terrible movies made over the last few decades but Tom Six’s The Human Centipede trilogy is in its own category of filth. Sewing a bunch of people mouth-to-anus is a pretty messed up idea as it is but seeing it play out on film is something otherworldly level of vile altogether.
Well folks, we’re about to get a new Tom Six masterpiece that’s somehow just as – if not more – vile as The Human Centipede trilogy and it doesn’t even include any mouth-to-anus scenes (as far as I know anyway).
Called The Onania Club, Tom Six’s latest anti-magnum opus revolves around a woman who has an uncontrollable urge to, uh, fap to real-life scenes of violence, trauma and death. Next thing you know, she ends up joining the titular Onania Club, which basically consists of other women who also have seriously questionable fapping tastes, but things escalate from problematic to outright distressing as the women start staging actual tragedies to masturbate to.
Yeah look, there’s no dancing around it, it is some seriously twisted crap and one must wonder what goes on through Tom Six’s head when he comes up with “movies” like The Onania Club.
While we’re viewing The Onania Club as something we wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole, Six sees it as a film about “schadenfreude.” According to a press release (via Indiewire), he claims it is a “social commentary on the ever-growing political correctness in the privileged Western world and the hypocrisy of that.”
And just to make sure he means business, Six described the film as “part ‘Sex and the City’ on evil steroids and part pure, pitch black, comedy” so make of that what you will.
Reading between the lines, it seems like Tom Six made a “film” decrying today’s “woke culture” (which isn’t a thing) as a way to make something unapologetically offensive while telling people they’re not allowed to get mad at it because it’s art. He and Todd Phillips must be friends or something.
Regardless of Tom Six’s (limited) capabilities as a filmmaker and storyteller, at least The Human Centipede was an original – and gross – concept. The Onania Club is nothing more than a B-grade rip-off of David Cronenberg’s Crash, which in itself was twisted enough.
As for when The Onania Club is coming out, there’s no release date yet but look, does that really even matter at this point? It’ll come out when it comes out and it’ll almost certainly be ranked alongside The Human Centipede as something that exists as a “movie” only on paper.