Film Details

Runtime: 102 minutes

Language: English

Director: Ondi Timoner

Country: USA, 2018

Genre: Drama, Gay, Historical Fiction

Perhaps the most controversial photographer in American history, Robert Mapplethorpe’s work celebrated a range of subjects, from flowers to S&M. He electrified the contemporary art world and immortalized a generation ravaged by AIDS. From the early ’70s until his untimely death, the film explores the intersection of his art and his sexuality and his struggle for mainstream recognition, all in the face of the emerging AIDS crisis. Featuring Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown) the biopic offers a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft and of the self-destructive impulses that threaten to undermine it all.


Ithalie Gonzalez

Ithalie Gonzalez - Media Associate

"Mapplethorpe is legend in photography and a triumph for LGBT visibility--I'm a sucker for movies about controversy."

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