SFDocFest: THE ARTIST & THE PERVERT

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First show: June 08

For forty years they searched for each other, he seeking a muse and a slave, she a master. Georg, a renowned Austrian composer and child of Nazi parents, and Molena, a respected kink educator, performer, and descendent of African slaves, became an unlikely pair. When their kinky relationship was made public, they were met with love and acceptance, but also stark criticism and misunderstanding.

As the film follows the couple for a year, The Artist & The Pervert illustrates a healthy relationship between two equal beings with an unequal, but consensual and mutually beneficial, power dynamic. While their relationship may push some people’s buttons and brings into question gender dynamics, race, and politics, Georg and Mollena are a heartwarming example of an unconventional and well-negotiated kinky partnership.

Directed by Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt. 96 mins. Germany. 2019.

 

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