NACHTSCHATTEN BDSM/Fetisch Film Festival
NACHTSCHATTEN BDSM/Fetisch Film Festival

SICK – The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

SICK – The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist
Country USA Length 90 minutes
Year 1997 Director Kirby Dick
Language English Subtitles English
Screening June 18, 2016, 8pm
  June 21, 2016, 10:30pm

This legendary documentary film chronicles the life of Bob Flanagan for several years leading up to his death in 1996. Flanagan was a Los Angeles writer, poet, performance artist, comic, and BDSM celebrity, who suffered from and later died of cystic fibrosis. It explores various aspects of his life, artwork, and philosophy through interviews and other personal footage depicting Flanagan, his partner Sheree Rose, and the Flanagan family.
In the film, Flanagan explains his use of BDSM for sexual gratification and also as a therapeutic device to regain control over his body from cystic fibrosis. He discusses his conceptual, performance, and video art, which often relates to pain, illness, medicine, and sexuality.



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