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Tom of Finland X MEN
The film is a follow up to Lambert’s first xxx studio film, Flower. Pleasure Park is a documentary portrait of a group of friends and adult performers shot over one summer day at TOM House (Tom of Finland Foundation and Tom’s former home).
“The world of the heterosexual is a sick and boring life,” states Edith Massey in Female Trouble, John Waters’ 1974 brazen classic of grotesque comedy. A long history of analogue playful, punk, or personal artistic takes on sexual identity have contributed to chiseling a prism of queer aesthetics, which Berlin-based filmmaker and photographer Matt Lambert inhabits with his new project, Pleasure Park, a collaboration with porn studio MEN.com and Tom of Finland Foundation.
Shot over one summer day at Finland’s former house and visually nodding to the forefather of homoerotic illustration, Pleasure Park is a collage – a jigsaw of soft-core images featuring a group of friends and adult performers – to be released in early 2020 both as a film and a zine with illustrations and graphic design by Berlin legend, Stefan Fähler. Ahead of the zine’s pop-up launch [12th December], we asked Lambert to revisit the progressive and subconscious fashioning of his photographic lens.