"I’m making The Misandrists with limited resources because I feel it’s important to push my work forward as a filmmaker regardless of budgetary constraints or the prior censorship that certain kinds of more conventional financing may entail. Working with modest budgets has always allowed me the freedom to make challenging and provocative films that would otherwise be very difficult or impossible to finance. The film itself is about characters with radical leftists beliefs that question authority and the dominant ideology, so it seems very fitting that we are asking for broad-based, community support for the movie, a project to which everyone can feel they have contributed and had a part in making." Click here to learn more.
Transgressive queercore director Bruce LaBruce is flying high right now; his first MoMA exhibition opened up last night and Bruce went out to party. The exhibition itself is a monumental achievement; LaBruce may be one of the more extreme artists to ever have work shown at MoMA. Depicting scenes of sexual fetish and paraphillia, BDSM, gang rape, racially-motivated violence, amputee fetishism and more, LaBruce has managed to turn controversy into his own brand of queer celebrating and sex positive art. MoMA itself has compared LaBruce favorably to Robert Altman and Federico Fellini as a true auteur when discussing the choice for the exhibition. So where did LaBruce go out to celebrate his achievement? Nowhere Bar, of course. The infamous gay bar proved to be a perfect setting for LaBruce to party and dance with friends and muses like performance artist Kembra Phahler and writer and nightlife personality Ladyfag , as well as many more adoring friends and fans. One half expects extreme things to be surrounding Bruce at all times, but tonight was actually a mellow night where Bruce drank, hugged friends, danced and basked in the glory. Text and photographs by Adam Lehrer
Legendary and iconic filmmaker Bruce LaBruce started filming his new film called Gerontophilia, about an 18 year old boy who discovers he has a fetish for the aged gets a job in a nursing home and develops an intimate relationship with one particular old man, and needs funding to complete the film. Learn about the film and make a donation here.
Bruce LaBruce music video for Gio Black Peter
Homocult and Other Esoterica is a group show of short experimental queer films focused on magick and the occult and art works curated by Daniel McKernan. Featuring films by Genesis P-Orridge and Bruce LaBruce and artworks by Christos Andres and George Keller. McKernan says, "[Homocult is a] collection of artists & filmmakers who have an affiliation to the Generation Hex era, a blend of old school and new school. Each individual has his/her own unique interpretation of the theme of the occult and esoteric. Jason Louv, in his introduction to Generation Hex (2006), states that the book is a snapshot of those 'who are not only delving into this art of magick and science of the future, but who are coming to magical consciousness at a time when it has never been easier to find and link up with people of like minds and experience.' This is a video survey of such people. As Scott Treleaven, in the final issue of This is the Salivation Army (1999), said: 'We are the new circus. And we are the envy of the fucking World.'" On view April 6 and 7 S&S Projects 3145 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL.
Featuring Jena Malone, cover editorial with Lily Donaldson (photographed by Adarsha Benjamin), interviews and stories with Alejandro Jodorowsky, Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Bruce LaBruce & more...printed on high quality, wide 11X14 tabloid format, 44 pages. Pick up a copy here.
With a priest's face suggestively covered in semen, actress Rosy DePalm biting down on a rosary, and naked nuns, Bruce LaBruce's new show at LaFresh Gallery in Madrid is inciting immense fury among Catholics and conservatives who are calling the exhibition of 50 photographs blasphemous and depraved. See photos from the show and protesters after the jump. "Obscenity" will be on view until April 4, 2012 at LaFresh Gallery in Madrid, Conde de Aranda, 5 28001.
Bruce LaBruce's gallery exhibition Obscenity opens February 16 at La Fresh Gallery in Madrid. Obscenity will offer a variety of images - some gentle, some romantic, some spiritual, some grotesque – that attempt to refine and redefine the nature of the fetish and the taboo, to sanctify this imagery and position it more closely to godliness. The lives of the saints are full of ecstatic acts of sublimated sexuality that are expressed in the most startlingly sexual and perverse ways. OBSCENITY presents a series of portraits that illustrate this most holy convergence of the sacred and the profane. Obscenity will be on view from February 16 to April 4, La Fresh Gallery, Conde de Aranda, 528001 - Madrid, Spain.