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Scorpio Rising (1970)

Scorpio Rising





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An army of gay/nazi bikers make their engines roar and ride the way to pain/pleasure as sexual and sadistic symbols are intercut into the dazing chaos and rhythmic experiences of this underground film by cult director Anger.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Special Interest, Cult Movies
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Puck Films


Bruce Byron
as Scorpio
Nelson Leigh
as Jesus Christ (archiv...
John Palone
as Pinstripe
Barry Rubin
as Fall Guy
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Critic Reviews for Scorpio Rising

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

[VIDEO ESSAY] Evocatively transgressive and subversively poetic, "Scorpio Rising" is a cinematic rebel yell against the fiercely anti-gay hypocrisies of American culture that still dog society in the 21st century.

Full Review… | January 28, 2015

Kenneth Anger's masterpiece of blasphemy and rapture

Full Review… | April 1, 2010

Still retains its freshness.

Full Review… | November 23, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Scorpio Rising


This movie mixes up things I love and then makes them seem gay, I don't know about you, but I find that insulting, yet I'm interested by the way these things are combined.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Extremely heavy handed and opinionated, but from a visual standpoint it's amazing. The creativity and camerawork is very ahead of its time. What ruins it is the message that is so obvious and overbearing, you can't help but be turned off by the assumptions it makes about biker gangs and masculinity. Maybe it was more interesting back in the 70s, but it just seems like propaganda now.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


Deduct a half-star if razzle-dazzle editing doesn't intrigue you, and add a star if you're a gay man with a biker fetish.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

Super Reviewer

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