|Director of Photography:||Jonathan Dayton, Kirby Dick, Sheree Rose and Geza Sinkovics|
|Editor:||Dick Dorn and Dody Dorn|
|NR; 90 minutes|
|Cast:||Kathe Burkhart, Kirby Dick, Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose and Rita Valencia|
Ouch. It's easy to get distracted by the abuse one penis can take — only to rise again! — in this provocative, near tear-jerking documentary about ubermasochist/visual artist Bob Flanagan. Battling cystic fibrosis until his death at age 44 in 1996, Flanagan pushed the limits of pain and illness with his outrageous art and a sense of humor as sharp as, well, the nail he drives through his member. Director Kirby Dick (no joke) explicitly paddles home the dark allure of S&M, but at the heart of this intriguing film beats the love between Flanagan and his wife/dominatrix Sheree Rose. As Flanagan hauntingly observes: You always hurt the one you love.
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