Mapplethorpe (2019)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 42 mins

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A biopic offering a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft and of the self-destructive impulses that threaten to undermine it all. Robert Mapplethorpe's portraits, images of calla lilies, and chronicles of New York City's underground BDSM scene remain touchstones of 20th-century photography even now, nearly three decades after his death from complications of HIV/AIDS in 1989. Mapplethorpe revisits the titular photographer's legacy, beginning at the moment just before he takes up residence in the Chelsea Hotel. There, Mapplethorpe begins to amass a portfolio of images-and, at the same time, to explore his formerly suppressed attraction to men. From the early '70s until his untimely death at age 42, the film explores the intersection of his art and his sexuality, his struggle for mainstream recognition, and, looming above it all, the specter of the emerging AIDS crisis.
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as Tinkerbelle
as Robert Mapplethorpe
as Young Richard
as Jack Fritscher
as Edward Mapplethorpe
as Father Stack
as Joan Mapplethorpe
as Janet Kardin
as The Catch
as Javier
as McNenny
as Owner
as Ian Michael Stone
as Young Nancy
as Tom Baril
as Sam Wagstaff
as Harold Jones
as Stanley Bard
as Emilio Acquavella
as Lisa Lyon
as Second Assistant
as Holly Solomon
as Art Gallery Patron
as Young Robert
as Patti Smith
as Harry Mapplethorpe
as Milton Moore
as Hotel Chelsea Guest
as Tina Summerlin
as The Drag Queen
as Ken Moody
as David Croland
as Sandy Daley


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Camera and Electrical

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Still Photographer
Key Grip


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Film Type:
Documentary Feature
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)