The sex comedy seems have all but disappeared. Erotic cinema in general is not as prevalent as it once was. It still exists but is nowhere near as commonplace as it was at the beginning of the century. Squeegee is an old fashioned sex comedy with a unique spin. Lori is a business woman with a window office in a high rise building. Just before an important meeting, she decides to have an erotic rendezvous with a window washer.
Director Morgan Krantz does an excellent job of telling an extremely sexy tale in around ten minutes. Squeegee is dependent on two things: performances and setting. The vast majority of the short takes place in Lori’s office. Her encounter with the window washer is very erotic. The camera never lingers too much and instead titillates the audience.
It is the perfect analogy for what is happening. The window washer is more than willing to watch Lori’s provocative actions. The only difference is he is an active participant while the audience are just voyeurs. Amy Rutherford gives a sensual performance that is especially great considering how little dialogue is in Squeegee. She is suggestive while being funny. The humor never delves into slapstick and instead lets the audience decide if what they are seeing is truly humorous or just plain sexy.
While things never get too blue, the film will be graphic to some. It is also incredibly erotic. The reason Squeegee works so well is because of how relatable it is. Not many watching will be able to relate to a carnal interaction with an on duty window washer. However, just about everyone will be able to understand holding a conversation with someone through a pane of glass.
Squeegee is a smart short film about lust in the age of social distancing. It works as a fun sex comedy but the added depth makes it that much more watchable. The premise may seem ridiculous but it brings humor to what are now commonplace interactions. Amy Rutherford gives a tremendous performance and the film has a strong ending that will leave the audience satisfied.
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