The trailer is out for Ondi Timoner’s “Mapplethorpe,” a biopic about the controversial artist as he ascends from nowhere to become one of the most famed photographers of the 20th Century.
Former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith plays Robert Mapplethorpe who discovered himself both sexually and artistically in New York City throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He began photographing the inhabitants of the Chelsea Hotel and his new circle of friends included artists and musicians, socialites, film stars, and members of the BDS&M underground.
That work displayed eroticism in a way that had never been examined by the public and was outright banned in certain locales. The film has set an anticipated release date of March 1st.