Héctor (Gerardo Torres Rodríguez) travels to Mexico City from Hermosillo alone after his friend Carlos decides not to accompany him. With the hope of posing naked for photography collective Feral. Embracing his freedom, Héctor makes the decision to say yes to every sexual experience that comes his way in a bid to explore his sexuality and the limits of his desire.
Always Say Yes is one of those films that will make you question the boundaries of LGBT cinema and pornography. With the loosest of storylines threading each scene together, the film is like watching someone take a hedonistic trip through Mexico City as they move from one sexual encounter to another. The film comes with a warning about the level of nudity and explicit sexual content but even that probably won’t stop you from blushing if you watch the film in company.
Allegedly inspired by true events but presenting a fictional retelling, Always Say Yes shows you everything from Héctor’s perspective. Eternally horny and always on the lookout for a hook-up, he drifts through the streets and the halls of his apartment building in search of his next thrill. His journey begins with Héctor playing voyeur to two ripped men hooking up, one of which lets his penis freely show through his ripped trousers, and with each encounter things get more and more intense.
With little effort, Héctor finds plenty of situations to embrace. A visit to a sauna introduces him to two different men, both of whom give him sexual pleasure. In his apartment block, he’s invited into the room of a man he doesn’t know but who is openly masturbating in front of him. Interestingly Héctor shows no fear or reservations about each of the scenarios he enters into, taking everything in his stride and feeling fulfilled by the end of the experience.
It’s hard to judge this film in terms of the acting of its stars because for the most part they are only required to get naked and intimate. There is plenty of hunky male flesh on display and the film is definitely erotic. Due to the frequent sexually explicit scenes, it’s probably not a film you’ll want to watch with your friends and family.
Always Say Yes lacks much of a story but there’s something quite mesmerising about it all the same. There’s nothing deep or profound to be discovered here but Héctor’s relaxed attitude to exploring his limits is oddly engaging. Whether he finds what he’s looking for or not is very much open to interpretation but you can say he definitely had some memorable experiences during his journey.
Cast: Gerardo Torres Rodríguez, Pavel Akindog, Anty de la Vega, Lalo Santos, Irvin Morlag Director: Alberto Fuguet Writer: Alberto Fuguet Certificate: 18 Duration: 104 mins Released by: TLA Releasing Release date: 22nd July 2019 Buy Always Say Yes