The Little Death is a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. Debut director Josh Lawson presents a laugh out loud funny, honest and moving look at the secret sex lives of ordinary people.
In a multi-story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street… A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partner’s struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband’s pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all.
With an ensemble of Australia’s finest talent, The Little Death explores: why do we want what we want? How far will we go to get it? What are the consequences of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy? A moment the French call La Petite Mort. A moment we call The Little Death.
“It’s quite a trick Lawson has pulled off, creating a film that’s as genuinely sweet as it is borderline offensive, and funny throughout.“ – Hollywood Reporter
“A killer sex comedy! A brutally funny debut with this outrageous sex farce.“ – The Moveable Fest
“Funny, heartbreaking, provocative, beautiful and gloriously embarrassing in all the right ways, this film hits all the right buttons.“ – Switch