Fantasia 2020: ‘PVT Chat’ can’t decide whether it’s honest or sleazy | Awesome Friday!

PVT Chat

The film crosses back and forth over the lines, from some moments that ring incredibly true and honest to others that are effectively softcore porn. Each actor gives 100% to the material; Vack and Fox bare all for the camera.  The level of trust in the filmmaker must have been quite high for them to do so, given the level of nudity and sexuality they are portraying, but the film never achieves the level of insight I think it aspires to. 

In the end, the film doesn’t decide to come down on one side or the other, trying to be both honest and brave, and sleazy and porn, and it doesn’t quite work as a result.