Director Ondi Timoner on the long journey to get “Mapplethorpe” made.


The film examines the life and art of iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (a riveting Matt Smith), who was notorious for depicting S&M scenes and phalluses, with stark, elegant beauty. Mapplethorpe’s work challenged the art world in the ’70s and ’80s and scandalized political conservatives: “He was trying to make photos that could be deemed obscene into classical art,” Timoner notes.

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Photo Credit: Jolene Siana @jolenesiana

Ondi Timoner