He was a catalyst and an illuminator, but also a magnet for scandal. His first solo exhibition in 1976 already unveils his topics: erotic depictions, flowers and portraits. He is gaining notoriety through his series of explicitly sexual photographs from the gay sadomasochistic scene as well as nude pictures of black men. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato were given unrestricted access to Mapplethorpe’s archives for their documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures.
Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
are well known for their documentaries about icons of the gay and lesbian underground.
Films (Selection): Inside Deep Throat (2005), Becoming Chaz (2011), The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2014).
|06/13 6:00 PM / Filmcasino|
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Written by: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato.
Director of Photography: Huy Truong, Mario Panagiotopoulo.
Edited by: Langdon F. Page.
Produced by: Katharina Otto-Bernstein.
With: Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Mapplethorpe, Debbie Harry, Fran Lebowitz, Brice Marden.