There’s no doubt that legendary film director, writer and photographer Bruce LaBruce has corrupted (and continues to do so) an entire generation of queer kids with his hypersexual dissections of various cinematic genres for the past 25 years. Tomorrow, the 51-year-old Canadian opens the doors to a retrospective of his groundbreaking work at Manhattan’s MoMA.
LaBruce studied film at York University in Toronto and directed his first film in 1989. Named “I Know What It’s Like to Be Dead,“ the short super-8 movie starred LaBruce himself as well as Linda Evans. Some of his films have gone rather unknown while others have achieved worldwide cult status. Films like his feature debut No Skin Off My Ass (1991), Hustler White (1996) starring Tony Ward, The Raspberry Reich (2004), which sees a left-wing terrorist group, consisting of several homosexual men and a female leader, kidnaps the son of a wealthy industrialist have all become iconic in queer circles. Layered with scathing wit and a fundamental rejection of capitalist control over the mind and body, his films take to task the mainstream porn industry as well as Hollywood.
The MoMA retrospective consists of several screenings each day from April 23rd to May 2nd. For complete screening schedule, click here.