SISSYDUDE LOVES: DEFINE BEAUTY/ HIS SWEAT by MATT LAMBERT @ NOWNESS
Define Beauty: His Sweat
Matt Lambert gets under the skin of our infatuation with the bodily fluid
For the first instalment of the new series of Define Beauty, our series exploring the nuances of desire, Berlin-based director Matt Lambert delves into the sensual side of sweat. Here, the American filmmaker and photographer—known for his often-NSFW work exploring sex and intimacy—talks about his film asking: exactly what it is about our most-prevalent bodily fluid that have so many feeling weak at the knees?:
“I held an open casting call via my Instagram, inviting people to share thoughts on their love of sweat. The film aims to demystify, celebrate, sensualize and add humor to sweat and the love many gay men have for it.
“Sweat becomes a metaphor for love, sex, masculinity, vulnerability, excretion, exhaustion and intimacy”
“It’s a film about sweat, but we rarely refer to the sweat itself. It’s much more about its essence and what it represents. Sweat becomes a metaphor for love, sex, masculinity, vulnerability, excretion, exhaustion and intimacy.”