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    Mapplethorpe

    Poster of the movie Mapplethorpe
    Year2018
    Run time1h42m
    GenreDrama
    Directed byOndi Timoner
    Written byOndi Timoner, Mikko Alanne, Bruce Goodrich
    CompanySamuel GoldwynSamuel GoldwynSamuel Goldwyn
    One review6.0

    Synopsis

    Robert Mapplethorpe is arguably one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Mapplethorpe discovered himself both sexually and artistically in New York City throughout the 70's and 80's. The film explores Mapplethorpe's life from moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea hotel, home to a world of bohemian chic. Here he begins photographing its inhabitants and his new found circle of friends including artists and musicians, socialites, film stars, and members of the S&M underground Mapplethorpe's work displayed eroticism in a way that had never been examined nor displayed before to the public. The film explores the intersection of his art and his sexuality along with his struggle for mainstream recognition. MAPPLETHORPE offers a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft and of the self-destructive impulses that threaten to undermine it all.

    Starring

    Matt Smith
    Marianne Rendón
    McKinley Belcher III
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