I caught this new documentary recently down at Cinema Village on 12th Street, and I really liked it. It’s got some fantastic interviews with his family, his lovers and many others. They talk about New York’s gay leather/BDSM scene in the 1970s, the Mineshaft, Drummer magazine, and lots more. Here’s the trailer:
I have a much greater appreciation of Mapplethorpe as an artist, having seen this most excellent tribute. See this if you can.
The film’s official website is here.
Mapplethorpe Foundation here.