BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

A History of Sex

ORIGINAL TITLE:
A History of Sex
USA / 2002 / 70 min
DIRECTOR:
Michael Coulter

Serrano is no stranger to controversy, having been denounced in the U.S. Senate for his work, "Piss Christ." And it would be the same in Holland. Serrano's frankly sexual images shocked even this most open-minded nation. A HISTORY OF SEX is an exploration of the work and soul of an artist. The film takes us deep into the sex clubs of Amsterdam, the cathedrals and canals that Serrano uses as his backdrops, and into the spirituality of Serrano himself, deeply influenced by the images of the Catholic Church but rebelling at its dogma. In the end, A HISTORY OF SEX provides a searing portrayal of an artist pushing the envelope and tantalizes us with an undercurrent of the controversy that swirls around him.

Michael Coulter

Its not too easy to figure out who Michael Coulter is. Michael Coulter the cameraman is British, and has worked on several big productions. But Michael Coulter the American, however, is something else. The British Coulter claims not to be the man behind A HISTORY OF SEX. And that's all we know.