Five independent scenes featuring common topics and emotions, where sex provides the characters with a both intense and non-transferrable experience.
A worthy successor of the Marquis de Sade –one of his veiled influences, along with French avant-garde poetry and the films of Robert Bresson–, Dennis Cooper is one of the most controversial contemporary writers. His novels, which usually star very young homosexual males immersed in a downward spiral of drugs, rape, incest and necrophilia, tend to be a collection of punches designed to impact the reader, with alienation as their permanent subject matter. There’s Closer, Frisk and Try, the striking “George Miles Cycle,” as proof. Like Cattle… kicks off from a script written by himself –which was previously thought for a porn movie– and delves deep into his universe: five stories with characters that cross paths with sex –confusing, problematic, explicit– as an excuse. A strong experience, as Cooper’s work usually is. PC
D,E: Dennis Cooper, Zac Farley G: Dennis Cooper DA: Emilie Jouvet S: Mikaël Barre P: Jürgen Brüning, Maren Kroymann, Dennis Cooper, Zac Farley CP: Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion, Raspberry & Cream I: Nicolas Hau, Gabriel Norman,E. D. Yang, Joris Monnier, O. B. De Alessi
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He was born in California in 1953. He’s a novelist and a poet. Two of his novels, Frisk and Weak Species were adapted to film in 1996 and 2009.
He works mainly in film and photography. He studied at the Art Institute in California and the North Western University in Chicago.