A film made with Em Cole, capturing food & eroticism - London, May 2017
Created by Bompas & Parr and artist Em Cole, the short film Sloppy Seconds is an unexpected tale of the wet and the messy, exploring the strange underbelly of food and eroticism.
Sloppy Seconds was born from a conversation about the early days of the Bompas & Parr business. In 2007, one of the first inquiries that came through was whether the studio could cater for a splosh party. After Googling 'sploshing' we learned the facts about this erotic intermingling of food and sex - no sleazy underworld but a light-hearted, fun and sexy environment.
Almost a decade later this enquiry provided the inspiration for a short film that allows viewers to embark on an adventure with the unsuspecting protagonist.
The film takes the spectator behind closed doors and plunges them into an underground world where the lines between food and sex blur, and the weird wonders of human sexuality are enjoyed through a sensorial onslaught.
Bompas & Parr and Cole’s vision for the film was to take a positive perspective on sexual fetishes that are often portrayed as negative. Instead a narrative was written that liberates the unsuspecting mind, and celebrates the colourful quirks of being human.
Playing on the visual conjunctions between flesh and food and retro dessert photography from the 1960s and 1980s, and working directly with sound composer Tom Fitzimons, the film builds to a climax.