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Shocking
'Shots'
examnes
'90s sex
By Christopher Tkaczyk
Daily Arts Writer
Sex in the '90s is no new topic for
films these days. Even in 1990, we saw
the upcoming epidemic of post-hippie,
post-disco, post-punk free sex. In the
'90s, we still have the hippies' drugs
and disco's ball and punk's danceable
club music. It might be self-grandizing
to assume that the only difference
between now and then is that the twen-
ty-somethings of now dress better. But
the question remains: How exactly has
sex changed for the '90s?
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offers a shocking
escapades of eight
friends who meet
for a night on the
town at a local
dance club, and
who later pair up
for a wild night.
The film
begins with a
quiet scene of two
clothed lovers,
asleep side-by-
side in the early
hours of morning.
Their calm par-
adise is broken
with a cut to a

The middle body of the film is a
flashback to the night before her rape,
including the big dance club scene. The
story of the rape is told by both partici-
pants, as it were, through their view-
points. This technique reminds one that
there are always two sides, if not more,
to every story. It also questions the issue
of rape and its definition,- something
that has been needed in film for at least
10 years.
The story is also interspersed with
scenes of monologue interviews in
which the characters face the camera
and discuss his or her views on sex.
While the technique reminds one of a
Real World confessional, the scenes
work well. Each of these soliloquies
cover areas of the sexual arena that
could otherwise make the main drama
too contrived and overbearing. Not
since Ken Burns "Civil War" has this
technique worked so well and, while
"Body Shots" is not entirely a docu-
mentary (the interviews were taken
from the views of real people, inter-
viewed by Cristofer), it deals with the
subject matter through an honest
approach.
"Body Shots" is a dark film. Most of

its duration is set at night, in a dance
club with eerie blue neons and black
lights. Even the daytime scenes are set
indoors with the characters lit by shafts
of light coming from windows or door-
ways. It would be a misfire to assume
that Cristofer kept the film within dark-
ness to house it within tragedy's atmos-
phere, for "Body Shots," with with all
its well-acted drama and serious sexual
issues, is still funny and entertaining.
The twenty-somethings in the audience
are sure to examine themselves and, if
one wants to get moral about it, deter-
mine what is good or bad about their
sexuality.
But "Body Shots" doesn't lecture or
impose any moral judgment. Instead, it
offers honest, truthful personal insight
from completely different characters,
all of whom address important issues of
sex, regardless if one decides to agree
with them.
The tagline for the film boastfully
proclaims itself to be the next one to
"define a generation." That it does not.
Instead, "Body Shots" offers an intelli-
gent, slightly witty look at sexual rela-
tionships of some American twenty-
somethings near the end of the millen-

nium. This film is not a model for soci-
ety, however. The leading players of
"Body Shots" are all attractive. Even
the intentionally gooberish, dressed-
for-golf Ron Livingston is a turn on,
mostly due to his film-stealing perfor-
mance. He is the clown of this sexual
tragedy, and serves as this sex film's
big, bright shining star.
The remaining men and women"
Reid, Amanda Peet, Emily Procter,
Sybil Temchen, Jerry O'Connell, Sean
Patrick Flanery and Brad Rowe, are all
mega-hot, and if not already catching
new rays of Hollywood light, are known
to be up and coming.
Cristofer's sense of full-circle fulfill-
ment completes "Body Shots" in a way
that others have strived to but unluckily
failed. The topic of sex is approached
from almost every angle, except home
sexuality. Its obvious oversight is the
film's only flaw. But "Body Shots" does
manage to include everything from
bondage and narcissism to AIDS and
date rape. A humorous scene involving
a how-to class on blowjobs, including a
handful of plastic phalli, only stretches
the limits of cinema. Maybe next time
we'll see the actual act.

frantic young blonde, Sara, played Tara
Reid, who is carelessly driving in the
rain. She is soaked and wearing only a
nightgown. She arrives to her destina-
tion, the apartment where the two lovers
lie in slumber, and breaks the mood
with fits and cries of rape.
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Alexandra Nimetz, Jason
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Thus, this is a book that could be a
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picky eaters, healthy individuals,
money-conscious students ... every-
one who has an ravenous appetite for
a quick, cheap, easy, healthy, and
delicious meal.
Alexandra Nimetz, Jason Stanley,
and Emeline Starr wrote this cook-
book as students at Williams College
in Willamstown, Massachusetts.
Insightful of the hectic schedules
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book as students themselves with
similar chaotic agendas as we all
currently attempt to stickto.
Every college student, with maya
the exception of those studying in a
culinary school, needs one of these
handy cookbooks.
Access to the campus cafeteria is
usually limited after freshman year,
leaving many a student completely
lost and helpless in an apartment or
house kitchen.
This cookbook includes the very
basics of healthy cooking, but does
not limit the variety. One will lea
the recipes of cooking from as sim-
pie a dish as a hard boiled egg to
huevos rancheros to teriyaki salmon
over pasta.
The aspect of the cookbook that
differentiates itself from others the
most is the introduction.
Not only does it describe the
basics of cooking, but it gives a com-
plete list (including elaborate
descriptions) of cookware essentials,
cooking terms, herbs and spice;
conversions, and healthy substitu-
tions.
Each item contains a brief discus-
sion with suggestions and recom-
mendations on the techniques and
usage of the ingredient or component
listed.
"Mom's Tips" are also found scat-
tered through the pages presenting
very helpful advice to the stude
along with a pleasant touch of hon
Charming symbols let the reader
know whether the meal is vegetarian,
author's choice, or super-quick.
Many of the recipes come with a
tip on what to serve on the side. Each
has nutritional information, present-
ing the calories, fat, protein, carbo-
hydrates, cholesterol, and sodium.
In essence, this cookbook consists
of everything a beginner cook needs
to survive on a college campus.
Many first-year students who9
have the (currently unknown to
them) privilege of the cafeteria often
face late-night hunger, stemming
from the absurdly early dinners in
the dorms.
Instead of squandering money on
overpriced Ann Arbor pizza or run-
nling down for grease-coated goodies
at the underground food bars in the_
dorms, students can spend halfx1
money and a couple of- minut ,
preparing healthy microwave dishes
like quick cod and tomato and pesto
sandwiches.
For the older students with access
to an oven and stove, this book intro-
duces more than enough quick and

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