Hooked on nature

ffffaerieFetish Film Fridays returns this week to the Egyptian with a batch of films “for and about Radical Faeries,” according to series programmer Rick Castro, whose Antebellum Gallery, around the corner from the theater, is presenting an exhibit commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the alternative gay movement of men seeking to escape the limitations of an urban environment.

The evening’s centerpiece film is Dances, Sacred and Profane, a 1985 documentary about Fakir Musafar, called the father of the Modern Primitive movement. In the film, Musafar performs the Sundance ceremony (no, not THAT Sundance) in which he hangs suspended from flesh hooks that have been pierced through his breast.

“Not for the squeamish,” says Castro. But certainly for some, given the crowds that have been turning out for Fetish Film Fridays.

After the screening, audience members are invited to a reception and discussion at Antebellum Gallery. Artworks by Musafar and other Radical Faerie artists will be on display and for sale.

At the end of last month, Castro hosted the opening of the Radical Faeries exhibit honoring their three decades of existence at Antebellum, where members of the movement and their admirers converged.  Photos after the clickety.

Photos by Boots Bryant and Greg Day; courtesy of Antebellum Gallery.

One thought on “Hooked on nature”

  1. That poster looks almost like a mapplethorpe image, those always freaked me out with the wicked piercings and bodies floating from hooks.

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