Mapplethorpe is an intimate portrait of Robert Mapplethorpe, perhaps the most controversial photographer in American history, whose work celebrated form in a range of subjects, from flowers to S&M. He electrified the contemporary art world and immortalized a generation ravaged by AIDS.
The biopic chronicles his journey as an artist growing up gay in 1950’s Queens, New York to reaching the heights of the art world. Mapplethorpe died due to AIDS at the age of 42 in 1989 at a Boston hospital.
The biopic, starring Matt Smith as the iconic artist, recently premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Eliza Dushku and her brother Nate, along with Richard J. Bosner and Ondi Timoner produced the film. Check out the trailer below.
For more about the indie flick, head over to its IndieGoGo page.