The Advocate for Fagdom

The Advocate for Fagdom

France, 2011, 92 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Arts & Literature, Documentary, Gay
Program: Documentaries

DIRECTOR: Angélique Bosio

Expected Guests: subject Bruce LaBruce

You think you know, but you have no idea. Bruce LaBruce has been called many things in his life, and this film makes the case that the most appropriate—and most flattering—title would be Advocate for Fagdom.

From Canadian farm boy to toast of Toronto and New York underground scenes, LaBruce has made a name for himself with bold art and an unwavering commitment to his own vision, distasteful though it is to many. Writers, filmmakers, gallery owners, actors, photographers, friends and loved ones offer anecdotes, interpretation or analysis of LaBruce and his work. John Waters, Bruce Benderson, Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant, Richard Kern, Rick Castro and others are among those who contribute to the patchwork portrait of the hardcore legend, but just enough is held back to keep LaBruce’s enigmatic mystery very much alive.

Fans of LaBruce’s films and those who have been wondering what all the fuss is about will enjoy this exploration of a transgressive artist. Judiciously-chosen clips illustrate the commentary of others, rounding out a more complete picture of a fascinating personality who pushes himself—and those who see his art—to extremes.

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