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Highly recommended — ‘Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures’

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.

 

Would you rather be a guard or a prisoner?

Hey, how many of you guys ever heard of the Stanford Prison Experiment? This really happened back in the early 1970s, and I remember it being covered in a psychology class I took in college. The experiment was aborted because it got too intense. Now, there is a new movie coming out about it. Here’s the trailer:

 

In my own personal view, this experiment was conducted very poorly and the professor in charge of the whole thing was really a kook, but I’m definitely going to see this when it comes out.

This was also documented quite extensively in this BBC documentary, and on the Stanford Instructional Television Network.

There was also a fictional movie on the same theme, called Das Experiment.