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Rosa von Praunheim

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Filmmaker and gay-rights activist Rosa von Praunheim is one of the leading figures in gay and lesbian cinema and New German Cinema, although his deliberately controversial techniques, designed to challenge audiences, have sometimes caused him to be criticized by both gay and anti-gay supporters. Praunheim originally studied painting in Berlin and from there was an assistant for such gay filmmakers as Werner Schroeter and Gregory J. Markopoulous. As a director, he made many underground short films on Super-8 or 16 mm stock before going to work in television where he became known for such genre parodies as Die Bettwurst/The Bedroll (1970). Von Praunheim made his first gay-themed film, Sisters of the Revolution, in 1969. The film was a three-part look at homosexual participation in the early women's liberation movement taking place in New York. One of his most influential films was 1970's made-for-TV outing Homosexuelle ist Pervers, Sondern die Situation, in der Er Lebt/It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverted, But the Situation in Which He Lives, another example of his usage of negative gay stereotypes to politicize their plight and plea for more rights. Not all of von Praunheim's films focus on homosexuality; some deal with those living on the fringes of society.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Desire Will Set You Free
  • Ezras Agent
2016
No Score Yet Praunheim Memoires
  • Producer
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Härte (Tough Love)
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Wie ich lernte, die Zahlen zu lieben
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt (It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives)
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Auf der Suche nach Heilern - Ich bin ein Hypochonder
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Unsere Leichen leben noch (Our Corpses Still Live)
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Leidenschaften (Passions)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Die Bettwurst
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet König des Comics
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Meine Mütter - Spurensuche in Riga (Two Mothers)
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo (Rent Boys)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet Silence = Death
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet New York Memories
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2010
No Score Yet Survival in New York (Überleben in New York)
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet Das Todesmagazin oder: Wie werde ich ein Blumentopf?
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet Dead Gay Men & Living Lesbians (Tote Schwule - Lebende Lesben)
  • Producer
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet The Einstein of Sex - Life and Work of Dr. M. Hirschfeld
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Can I Be Your Bratwurst, Please?
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1999
No Score Yet Transsexual Menace (Vor Transsexuellen wird gewarnt)
  • Director
1996
No Score Yet Neurosia
  • Director
  • Producer
1995
No Score Yet I Am My Own Woman
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Silence = Death
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Positive
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Anita - Tänze Des Lasters
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Ein Virus kennt keine Moral (A Virus Knows No Morals)
  • Director
  • Rudiger Club Owner
  • Screenwriter
1986
No Score Yet Stadt der verlorenen Seelen (City of Lost Souls)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1982
No Score Yet Army of Lovers or Revolution of the Perverts (Armee der Liebenden oder Revolte der Perversen)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1979
No Score Yet It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives (Nicht der Homosexuelle)
  • Director
1971

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