Dirty Pictures

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Running Time: 95 mins.MPAA Rating: MA
Genre: Biopic, Drama

In 1989, Dennis Barrie, the director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, booked "The Perfect Moment," an exhibit of 175 controversial photographs by the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Although he anticipated opposition from a select few who may have labeled the photographs as pornographic, Barrie never expected that it would go as far as his indictment and began to feel apprehensive about the negative impact on his family. However, Barrie's firm belief in the individual's right to choose and view art in his own way motiviated him to proceed.

When Simon Leiss, Jr., the Sheriff of Hamilton County, decided that five of the Mapplethorpe photos depicting acts of sado-masochism and hom... Full Summary >>