Harmony Korine Humps Trash, Releases “Trailer”
So the trailer (though some might debate whether it deserves to be so called) for Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers has debuted on the web. If you haven’t heard of Trash Humpers, you’re not alone. A little over a month ago, fans and web-watchers alike were somewhat confounded when it was announced that perennial provocateur Korine had completed a new film in time for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. No one, it seems, had heard even a whisper about the production. And yet only a few days later, the New York Film Festival added the film to its roster as well. What gives?
For starters, here’s the trailer in all its obscure and feckless glory:
According to an article in Nashville Scene, Trash Humperswas shot secretly on location in Tennessee, with much of the cast in masks. The NYFF blurb describes it as an “episodic tale of a band of cretins who go around brutalizing dolls, molesting plant life and — yes — rubbing up against garbage cans…” Looks and sounds like Gummo on the cheap to me; disparaging as that may sound, I’m not convinced that’s something I don’t want to see.