IN SEARCH OF AVERY WILLARD is a portrait of one of queer art's most elusive innovators. Broadway photographer, physique artist, gay activist, experimental filmmaker, drag historian, leatherman, pornographer: New York City artist Avery Willard produced a lifetime of historically significant work that has remained widely unseen for decades. Through rare interviews with collaborators, friends and preeminent film historians, documentarian Cary Kehayan traces Willard's provocative career from the 1940s through the 1990s. Featuring never-before-seen archival films & photographs, this revealing documentary tells the story of a lost trailblazer of the queer art movement - a man who was as ambitious as he was self-sabotaging. Written by
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Willard did his physique and leather photography under the pseudonym Bruce King, under which he also started "Gay Scene", the first gay magazine in NYC. See more
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