Mass Walkouts Reported At Sundance Screening Of Flying Lotus’s Kuso

Update: Flying Lotus responds saying the screening “wasn’t as dramatic as they make it out to be.”

January 26, 2017

A Sundance screening of Kuso, the upcoming cinema debut from Flying Lotus, was the scene of "a consistent stream" of walkouts according to one report. The film sees Flying Lotus make his directorial debut and premiered at the film festival yesterday, January 25. The Verge reports that a “large chunk” of the crowd left the screening early.


Leaving screenings early is not uncommon at Sundance. However, the early reviews of Kuso go on to suggest just why people may have bailed before the end credits with a series of details about the grotesque nature of the movie. Scenes include gore and genital mutilation plus a moment where a man has sex with a talking boil. George Clinton, meanwhile, plays a doctor who keeps a medicinal cockroach in his anus.

Horror review site Bloody Disgusting compared the film to Un Chien Andalou and David Lynch's Eraserhead. The Verge simply called Kuso, "the grossest movie ever made."

Kuso stars Anders Holm, Tim Heidecker, Hannibal Buress, George Clinton, Iesha Coston, and Zach Fox. The film also includes new music from Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, and Thundercat. Watch a trailer for the movie above.

Update: January 26, 08:51 a.m. FlyLo has responded to the walkouts, suggesting the reality wasn't as dramatic as the reports.

Mass Walkouts Reported At Sundance Screening Of Flying Lotus’s Kuso