The Robert Mapplethorpe Documentary on HBO

I knew I'd love this documentary. HBO spares no expense and sheds no tears for provocativeness. The one thing I did take away was the puritanical remnants even in the early 1980's. Mapplethorpe would be amazed to see ( and sorely chagrined by ) amateur internet artists using provocateur penis images as he did.

Mapplethorpe was the child provocateur on the cusp of a New World. He'll be forever pissed he didn't live to see the end result.