Mapplethorpe (2018)

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A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.

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  • Matt Smith at an event for Mapplethorpe (2018)
  • Matt Smith in Mapplethorpe (2018)
  • Eliza Dushku at an event for Mapplethorpe (2018)
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21 May 2019 | JT1963
| True to Mapplethorpe
Having spent my entire life working in photography and following Mapplethorpe's life throughout, I think that this film depicted his personal and professional life brilliantly. Timoner did a beautiful job depicting his life, Matt Smith was excellent as Mapplethorpe. I'm sure those that worked directly with him would agree.

Excellent film (acting, cinematography, script). I have seen this twice and enjoyed it more the second time, noticing the accuracies to his life and his relationship with Patti Smith.

Timoner, again, does justice to Mapplethorpe in showing his actual amazing artwork, whether it be his floral portraits, or his erotic images, which he was so well-known for.

I would hope Timoner does more biopics on other noted photographers or artists in general whose lives have been challenged, as she seemed to perfectly portray Robert Mapplethorpe and his life's work.

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The Model
Written by
Michael Turner and Brian Zack Lewis
Performed by Michael Turner and Brian Zack Lewis
Courtesy of Media Creature Properties
Played in Robert's studio as he shoots a new subject during the 80s. Edward returns for his old job


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