Leather’s most famous photographer Robert Mapplethorpe died 23 years ago on March 9, 1989. Only 100 days later, the Republicans began demonizing him and his photographs of our BDSM culture. Red State Senator Jesse Helms denounced Robert on the floor of the US Senate. Homophobia raged at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Author Jack Fritscher, who was Mapplethorpe’s bi-coastal lover in the 1970s, defends Robert and helps keeps Robert alive and kicking through interviews with a dozen of Robert’s pals in the new Kindle edition of “Mapplethorpe: Assault with a Deadly Camera.”
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Love this photo from Regulation from the RECON Fetish Week 2013 Guide.
I bet a lot of people who read this Blog can relate to the photo in some way. I know I certainly can.