Matt Smith stars in this shocking biopic chronicling the journey of the infamous ‘bad boy’ photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe. Following him as an artist growing up in 1950’s Queens, New York, as he relentlessly pursued a career in fine art, gaining recognition as one of the world’s most important photographers of our time until his untimely death in 1989.

Much like his personal life, Mapplethorpe’s work was often considered scandalous. This is a bold, heart-breaking and versatile look at one of the most controversial artists of this century.


Digital Release: September 23, 2019


Matt Smith

Marianne Rendon

McKinley Belcher III

Brandon Sklenar

John Benjamin Hickey

Mark Moses


Directed by Ondi Timoner