Bruce LaBruce - to love him and hate him

You never get "normal" with Bruce LaBruce, even his name seems tailor made for the out of the ordinary.The 52 year-old Canadian writer-director's films blends explicitly pornographic sexual content with cinematic narratives that tackle taboo topics. Take for example his 2010 film "L.A. Zombie". Clocking in at a mere 63 minutes, LaBruce's film was a strange gay porn gorefest that puzzled many, frustrated others and infuriated the rest. The film cast porn star Francois Sagat as a Zombiethat went around Los Angeles looking for dead male bodies to have sex with and literally bring back to life. Yikes. Talk about infuriating the masses. LaBruce didn't care and still doesn't. His films have been categorized as part of the Queercore movement which started in the 1980s. Cinema Zombie Film, but it's much more than that. In his movies you see parallels and metaphors to AIDS, gender identity, race and politics..

His last film was Pierrot Lunaire in 2014, but LaBruce is back, The controversial filmmaker will be taking his newest project, "The Misandrists", to Kickstarter. A lesbian feminist film, the tagling reads  "support the lesbian intifada" The title refers to a secret cell of feminist terrorists that plan to "liberate women, overthrow the patriarchy, and usher in a new female world order". Things get complicated when a runaway young man enters the house and disrupts order in the house. The cast includes Susanne Sachsse, playing the feminist leader, Til Schindler as the runaway and Caprice Crawford.

In a note left on Kickstarter LaBruce states:  "I’m making The Misandrists with limited resources because I feel it’s important to push my work forward as a filmmaker regardless of budgetary constraints or the prior censorship that certain kinds of more conventional financing may entail. Working with modest budgets has always allowed me the freedom to make challenging and provocative films that would otherwise be very difficult or impossible to finance."

LaBruce, currently shooting the film in Berlin, launched the Kickstarter campaign on Wednesday. "The Misandrists" is set to be the director's 10th feature film.


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