Making a strong case for plain old masturbation, Robert Parigi’s erotic horror film Love Object will open at the LAEMMLE FAIRFAX and LAEMMLE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE on May 7th.
Love Object is the twisted tale of Kenneth (Desmond Harrington), a socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive and impassioned relationship with “Nikki,” an anatomically accurate silicone sex doll he orders from realdoll.com – in the image of Lisa, a real woman he is infatuated with. His experience with his new toy, gives Kenneth newfound romantic skills and he attracts the attention of Lisa (Melissa Sagemiller), an office co-worker. But when the doll’s jealous personality invades his consciousness, Kenneth becomes trapped in a perverse and carnal triangle, torn between the dominating, silicone Nikki and the flesh-and-blood Lisa. Udo Kier plays Kenneth’s nosey and perverted apartment manager and Rip Torn is his slave-driver boss.