'Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures' from Emmy Award-winning directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato ('Inside Deep Throat', 'Party Monster', 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye') follows the dramatic life of revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
In an era immune to shock value, Robert Mapplethorpe's images still raise eyebrows with some continuing to label his work pornography. But what drove this suburban-born artist to so aggressively upend the conventions of photography? And how did he turn the taboo, the shocking and the controversial into highly sought after, vanguardist art?
★★★★ "Beautiful and clear-eyed documentary" - Owen Gleiberman, BBC
★★★★ "Pulls no punches" - Nigel M Smith, The Guardian