So last night we got it out and watched it. In case you don’t know the story, its about a socially awkward bloke who struggles to relate to people, especially girls, sending off to buy a ‘real life doll’. This doll then becomes his ‘girlfriend’ and he treats her as if she were human.
It was a story with some great potential and had some great moment, but it really didn’t crack it for me. The energy level rarely got above 5/10 and the idea wore a bit thin after a while. What was of interest was the way the local small town community shared the experience with him, but even then their response was a little too homogenous to be believable.
A few months ago SBS ran a doco on ‘men who love dolls’, a look at the truly bizarre lives of several men who buy these dolls partly as sex partners, but also – for some – as actual companions. I was going to post about it the next day and include the youtube clip, but it was actually quite disturbing in places and in the end I deleted the post.
Some stuff we just don’t need to know I reckon…