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Sick – The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

Year: 1997
Production Country: USA
Directed by: Kirby Dick
Running time: 92min
Certificate: 18

The life and lifestyle of cystic fibrosis sufferer Bob Flanagan, the LA writer, performance artist, comic and BDSM celebrity. Read more

Synopsis

Kirby Dick documented the proud life and lifestyle of cystic fibrosis sufferer Bob Flanagan, the LA writer, performance artist, comic and BDSM celebrity who remained an advocate of the liberating power of consensual S&M throughout his terminal illness. The BBFC required three-and-a-half minutes of cuts in order to classify the film as an 18. Meanwhile, Disney objected to Flanagan’s rewriting of a song from Mary Poppins, ironically instructing him to ‘cease and desist’.

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