Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
This documentary profiles poet/performance artist Bob Flanagan, who was born with cystic fibrosis. Flanagan explains, with engaging humor, how his obsession with controlled, self-inflicted pain has helped him to deal with his uncontrollable suffering. His philosophy forces one to look at sado-masochism with fresh eyes. The film includes explicit scenes of genital self-mutilation.
masochism, self-mutilation, cystic-fibrosis, artist, domination [sexual], obsession, poet, sadomasochism, terminal-illness, wife