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Netflix Refuses to Stock Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers

After its big summer of profits, Netflix just laid a big bummer on director Harmony Korine: The DVD-by-mail and streaming-video juggernaut is refusing to stock Korine's recent Trash Humpers. What's so terrible about a "found video"-styled paean to the irresistible sex appeal of garbage cans? That's what distributor Drag City wants to know, and in response, they have issued the following awesome statement: "America’s video rental service of choice has all the previous Korine films — Mister Lonely, julien donkey-boy and Gummo. They offer the film he wrote the script for, Kids. They’re also making available the following films: Antichrist, Irreversible, Emmanuel in America, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and all the Jackass films. What do all these films have in common? They all feature more full-frontal nudity, on-screen sex, violence, rape and/or murder than is featured in Trash Humpers. Some of them are in as 'poor taste' as Trash Humpers. Or at least they wish they were!" [Filmmaker via Playlist]