Bruce LaBruce was one of my personal most scary interviews because I admire the man, his work and his ability to stay out of the box but mostly his sense of mystery. I really believe he could be an out-of-this-world character from one of his films. I enjoy reading other writers who have played with Bruce and the outcome that comes to print. The B.A.R. sends out their troupes with some amazing results. AB
Hands down, the man at Frameline 35 was underground auteur Bruce LaBruce. From the documentary about him directed by Angelique Bosio, The Advocate for Fagdom, to LaBruce’s color-drenched, blood-soaked, sex saga of a zombie on the lurch L.A. Zombie, he covers the waterfront. Photojournalist Cornelius Washington gave LaBruce the twice-over at the Victoria Theatre and the 45th anniversary party of the legendary bar The Stud.
Cornelius Washington: Your images and Joe Castro‘s have been featured in David Leddick’s coffee-table books on the male nude. David was the international creative director of Revlon and L’Oreal, and he wants to know, how did you two hook up? He was very impressed by the quality of the make-up.
Bruce LaBruce: Joe is one of the primary reasons I did the film. He came to one of my premieres, where he told me that he was a make-up artist and special-effects creator for a straight porn horror film. I was thrilled to work with him. He has a mastery of make-up, where everything looked beautiful without the use of PhotoShop or image manipulation.