Thomas Dekker, the star of Gregg
Araki's KABOOM, says he prefers naked scenes.
In the film, the 23-year-old actor
plays Smith, a bisexual man who appears nude in the movie's opening
Smith and his college friends travel on
a journey of sexual awakening throughout the movie.
After eating some hallucinogenic
cookies, Smith “finds himself embroiled in the gruesome murder of
an enigmatic red-haired-girl from his dreams,” wrote Anthony
Kaufman on the blog IndieWire.com.
to gay glossy Next Magazine, Dekker said the nudity didn't
“Honestly, I don't care about nudity
or sex,” Dekker said, referring to his full-frontal shot in the
movie. “I find it a lot harder to do those emotional scenes than
ones merely involving vanity. If I could do every photo shoot and
every scene naked, I would. It would be easier. People have less to
judge when you're naked.”
KABOOM won the inaugural Queer
Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Reviewers have hailed the film as
Araki's return to themes he made relevant in his early successes such
The Living End and The Doom Generation.