Thursday, August 27, 2009

Joe Dallesandro- Bob Mizer's Athletic Model Guild (1965)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Little Joe

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Cotton Club (1984)

The Cotton Club (1984)

The Cotton Club (1984)
Dir. Francis Ford Coppola

Joe returns to the American screen in his first Hollywood A-picture, the notoriously troubled Robert Evans production about gangsters and The Cotton Club, where black entertainers performed for all-white clientele. Showing up on and off during the film’s climactic, all-star club scene, Joe manages to make a striking impression as the infamous Charles “Lucky” Luciano. He looks like he could be Robert De Niro’s brother! Available on video/DVD.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Joe Dallessandro in Flesh (alternate title: Andy Warhol's Flesh) is a 1968

Flesh (alternate title: Andy Warhol's Flesh) is a 1968 film directed by American filmmaker Paul Morrissey.

Flesh is the first film of the "Paul Morrissey Trilogy" produced by Andy Warhol. The other films in the trilogy include Trash and Heat. All three have gained a cult following and are noted examples of the ideals and ideology of the time period. The films are also known to have broken boundaries and paved the way for future filmmakers.

The film stars Joe Dallesandro as a hustler working on the streets of New York City. The movie highlights various Warhol superstars, in addition to being the film debuts of both Jackie Curtis and Candy Darling. Also appearing are Geraldine Smith as Joe's wife and Patti D'Arbanville as her lesbian lover.

As the film begins, Geraldine ejects Joe from their bed and insists he go out on the streets to make some money for her girlfriend's abortion. This leads to Joe's various encounters with clients, including an artist who wishes to draw Joe, played by Maurice Bradell, Louis Waldon as a gymnast, and John Christian. Scenes filmed on the streets of New York City show Joe spending time with other hustlers, one of which is played by his real life brother, and teaching the tricks of the trade to the new hustler, played by Barry Brown. The film includes a scene of Joe interacting with his real life one-year-old son. Flesh concludes with Joe in bed with Geraldine Smith and Patti D'Arbanville. The women strip Joe and begin to get intimate with each other. In turn, Joe gets bored and falls asleep.

Joe Dallesandro in Trash : Andy Warhol's Trash

Warhol’s “Lonseome Cowboys” Showing To Benefit Center Advocates

Milwaukee - The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival and the UWM Union Theatre will present a special screening of Andy Warhol’s 1968 film “Lonesome Cowboys” Thursday, January 26 at 7pm. The screening will take place at the UWM Union Theatre Lonesome Cowboysin the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Admission for this evening’s screening is free, but attendees will be encouraged to donate to the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center Advocates’ “No on the Amendment” Coalition. Donations of any size will be accepted.
Festival Director Carl Bogner explained with the current fascination with Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain,” was the impetus of what some critics call the “original gay cowboy movie.””We felt like this was a moment ripe for exploitation, or an unasked-for addressing of context, with this presentation of the queerest, in every sense of the word, film Western of all time,” Bogner said
According to Bogner, Warhol’s film was originally intended as a Western version of “Romeo and Juliet,” and adopts cowboy drag and wears only the merest trappings of plot. “Nominally the clash between settled folk and a rootless band of horsebacked ‘brothers’ just passing through, the film offers a barely corralled paddock of jokiness, flippantly held poses, and unchecked behavior,” he said. “The milieu’s attendant homo-sociality allows a revue of masculinities considered and a stable full of varieties of male beauty. And the menfolk here, when not trading hair grooming tips and ballet moves, head off into the sunset together.”
“Lonesome Cowboys” features such Warhol stars as Viva, Taylor Mead, and Joe Dallesandro. “With Tom Hompertz lounging around as everyone’s cowpoke of desire,” Bogner added.