Synopsis by Kaitlin Elise Miller
A biopic about iconic American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (Matt Smith), who spent decades documenting transgressive and unique subjects, including the underground BDSM scene in New York City. Mapplethorpe ran in the company of famed alternative artists such as Patti Smith (Marianne Rendon) and sparked controversy and conversation before his untimely death at the age of 42 due to complications from AIDS. Directed by Ondi Timoner. John Benjamin Hickey and Hari Nef co-star.
AIDS, American-art, photographer