MAPPLETHORPE Opens in Theaters TODAY!
The Crown’s Matt Smith Stars as Enfant Terrible Robert Mapplethorpe in a New Biopic-
And I am so thrilled to have been a part of it.
“Mapplethorpe” is Explicit, Shocking & Exciting- You will love this film and will not be able to take your eyes off the screen. It is powerful, moving and eye-opening.”
- Irish Film Critic
“To call Smith’s portrayal convincing would be an understatement, especially given the fact that the film was shot over a period of only 19 days. He embodies Mapplethorpe’s tortured Jekyll-and-Hyde personality with a hard-edged grace that presents him as a brilliant artist with fiercely held beliefs, whose worldview seems, at times, entirely shakeable and childlike. As Timoner correctly noted, “I doubt there’s been a role that Matt’s played that has this many dimensions to it, this many contradictions.”
“Mapplethorpe” is Timoner’s first scripted feature, but her experience as a documentarian proved indispensable during the shoot. “To be able to know when there was an authentic take, to be able to condense three scenes into one really quickly – we had 19 days to shoot it, so sometimes I just had to wing it!” she admitted, laughing. “But in documentary, you constantly have to think on your feet, and as an editor, I was especially prepared. I knew what would cut together.”