Filmed in the visual style that mimics a worn VHS home video, the film features a "loser-gang cult-freak collective" and their whereabouts in Nashville Tennessee. They literally hump trash cans, defecate, masturbate and sing nonsense verses. They seem mentally challenged, or at least emotionally and socially stunted. These characters were inspired by people Korine observed in Nashville as a child. He has described them as "the neighborhood bogeymen who worked at Krispy Kreme and would wrap themselves in shrubbery, cover themselves with dirt, and peep through the windows of other neighbors."
Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers.
Experimental cult director Harmony Korine, best known for the sceenplay Kids (which he wrote when he was just 18) and his movies Gummo, Juilen Donkey-Boy and Mister Lonely, has been a prominent figure in independent film throughout the past decade. This weekend, at London Film Festival, there will be a public screening of his highly-anticipated new film Trash Humpers, a kind of OAP 'Jackass' with REAL weirdos.
The Public Screening of Trash Humpers will be shown at the 53rd BFI London Film Festival on October 24th @ NFT1, 9PM and October 26th @ Vue Screen 9, 4.15PM.