A new film about the life and work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe opens next month. For those who are unfamiliar with Mapplethorpe, Wikipedia describes his work as “sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography.” His most controversial work is that of the BDSM subculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York City. The homoeroticism of this work fuelled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artwork.
The movie, Mapplethorpe, opens March 1 and depicts his life from moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea hotel, where he begins photographing its inhabitants and his new found circle of friends including artists and musicians, socialites, film stars, and members of the S&M underground. Exploring the intersection of his art, his sexuality and his struggle for mainstream recognition, the film offers a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft and his self-destructive impulses.
At this point, I don’t have details for where or when this film will show in Boston.
Earlier this week, my sister shared this post from Uplift on Facebook, which I thought was hilarious and wanted to share in case you have not seen it.
Check out these crazy Italians injecting a little bit of funk into Ave Maria. Listen to the two+ minute clip – you’ll love it.
Voi pazzi italiani
Looking to bring a gift to your upcoming Yankee swap, make your colleagues blush at the office holiday party or maybe give yourself a gift this holiday season? Check out Dieux Stade’s latest calendar (and of course all the other accompanying materials).
To get a little more flavor for what you can expect to see in the 2019 Dieux Stade calendar check out the video below and then head over to their online store.
Les Dieux du Stade
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When you go to the polls today, be sure to vote yes on 3.
U.S. Olympian, Adam Rippon, explains everything you need to know about the upcoming midterm election, what’s at stake if you don’t show up at the polls on Nov. 6 and why YOUR vote matters.
ROCK THE VOTE on NOV 6TH
Have you heard about this gay short film (13-minutes) that centers on James (played by Emrhys Cooper)? It is definitely entertaining to watch. I’ve included a brief write up about the short film below along with a link to its Vimeo page and password. If you watch the film, let me know what you think.
About Trophy Boy: The film centers on James, a sexy, youthful sought-after Instagram star in high-society, and self-proclaimed “trophy” who gets dumped by his wealthy live-in benefactor just before turning 30. James quickly learns that the real world cares little for his Instagram “celebrity” as the world he’s so carefully cultivated online crashes head on with reality.
Watch Trophy Boy Here