Thanks to his concerted effort to break down societal taboos concerning pornography and homosexuality, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was an infamous and controversial figure in his native USA. Featuring unprecedented access to the artist’s work, MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES introduces its audience to an artist whose work was inextricably linked to his private life. Through interviews with Mapplethorpe’s friends and family the film paints a comprehensive and intimate portrait of the visionary and highly influential artist.
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Fenton Bailey (UK, 1960) and Randy Barbato (USA) Joint filmography: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF DON’T ASK DON’T TELL (2011), BECOMING CHAZ (2011), INSIDE DEEP THROAT (2005), THE EYES OF TAMMY FEYE (2000), PARTY MONSTER: THE SHOCKUMENTARY (1998)