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Dirty Pictures
Dirty Pictures
Actors: James Woods, Ann Marin, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Leon Pownall
Director: Frank Pierson
Genres: Drama, Television
NC-17     2000     1hr 44min

Based on the 1990 obscenity trial of a Cincinnati museum director who dared to exhibit Robert Mapplethorpe's controversial photographs. Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: R Release Date: 2-NOV-2004 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: James Woods, Ann Marin, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid, Leon Pownall
Director: Frank Pierson
Creators: Hiro Narita, Peter Zinner, Michael Manheim, Vicky Herman, Ilene Chaiken
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/28/2000
Original Release Date: 05/27/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 05/27/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NC-17
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Following in the footsteps of The People vs. Larry Flint?
J. Hancock | indianapolis, IN United States | 02/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dirty pictures in no way follows in the foot steps of The People vs. Larry Flint. This movie is primarily from the perspective of a midwest gallery curator who had brought in a touring exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe's work. The movie is interlaced with interviews of people who had worked with or had known Mapplethorpe as well as images of his photographic works.
This is an Excellent purchase that raises questions in the mind of the veiwer. It is entertaining and to an extent educational on the art of Mapplethorpe, constitutional rights, and how people judge art based on "Their Values and Tastes.""
Important movie
Mark | 04/30/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of James Woods' best performances. I was also happy to see Diana Scarwid again. I've been a fan since "Mommie Dearest". This film was half movie and half documentary. Interviews and opinions of the people involved were shown. I gave four stars instead of five because even though it is definitely worth seeing, it seemed to get repetitive and long. Also interesting is that all the people who didn't like the photos were all over 70 (big surprise) and still believe gay people have cooties. So there was bias there, for sure. Good movie."
Great movie!!
Mark | Madison, Wisconsin | 10/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a great movie and a very important part of history for the freedom of choice!! Bravo for showtime with the presentation of this movie!!"