Bruce LaBruce

Bruce LaBruce is a filmmaker, writer, photographer and artist based in Toronto, Canada. Recently there have been retrospectives of his films at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and at MoMA in New York City. His latest feature, The Misandrists, will be released in 2017.

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Death and Marriage and Sex: On Ken Russell’s Women in Love

By Bruce LaBruce | December 5, 2017

Death and Marriage and Sex: On Ken Russell’s Women in Love

Bruce LaBruce delves into the queer brew that is the 1969 big-screen adaptation of one of D.H. Lawrence's great novels.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Foxes

By Bruce LaBruce | October 24, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Foxes

LaBruce continues his alternative canon with Adrian Lyne's 1980 teen drama, which remarkably captures Jodie Foster coming of age.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The Fox

By Bruce LaBruce | October 5, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The Fox

LaBruce sets the record straight about Mark Rydell's unfairly maligned adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's lesbian-themed novella.

“Genital Warts and All”: Bruce LaBruce on Taxi Zum Klo

By Bruce LaBruce | September 5, 2017

“Genital Warts and All”: Bruce LaBruce on Taxi Zum Klo

In advance of the film's Metrograph screening this Friday, Bruce LaBruce revisits Frank Ripploh's 1980 gay classic.

Bruce LaBruce on the Forgotten Genius of Frank and Eleanor Perry

By Bruce LaBruce | August 1, 2017

Bruce LaBruce on the Forgotten Genius of Frank and Eleanor Perry

The Canadian auteur shines a light on the excellent but mostly forgotten work of the husband-and-wife filmmaking team from the '60s and '70s.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Last Summer

By Bruce LaBruce | August 1, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Last Summer

LaBruce extols the virtues of Frank and Eleanor Perry’s shocking coming-of-age drama that captures the loss of innocence of the late 1960s.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Little Darlings

By Bruce LaBruce | July 7, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Little Darlings

LaBruce inducts the 1980 feminist teensploitation movie starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol into his alternative canon.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Making Love

By Bruce LaBruce | May 31, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Making Love

Talkhouse Film's champion of the cinematic underdog shares his affection for Arthur Hiller's pre-AIDS gay melodrama.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Desperate Characters

By Bruce LaBruce | May 9, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Desperate Characters

The Canadian provocateur (and champion of misfit movies) examines the campy ennui and genuine horror of ’70s domesticity.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The King of Marvin Gardens

By Bruce LaBruce | April 17, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The King of Marvin Gardens

The Canadian provocateur sheds light on Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson's less celebrated follow-up to Five Easy Pieces.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The Day of the Locust

By Bruce LaBruce | March 7, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The Day of the Locust

The Canadian auteur reconsiders John Schlesinger's expansive take on Nathanael West's classic novella about '30s Hollywood.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The Rapture

By Bruce LaBruce | February 16, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The Rapture

In his journey through the alternative canon, LaBruce puts his focus on Michael Tolkin's 1991 fusion of female sexual melodrama and Biblical epic.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Debbie Reynolds in The Rat Race and Goodbye Charlie

By Bruce LaBruce | February 1, 2017

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Debbie Reynolds in The Rat Race and Goodbye Charlie

The Canadian provocateur (and champion of unfairly neglected movies) focuses on two from the late actress in which she plays against type.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Daisy Miller

By Bruce LaBruce | November 17, 2016

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Daisy Miller

LaBruce highlights Peter Bogdanovich's unfairly dismissed 1974 Henry James adaptation, a film he considers one of the best of the 1970s.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Moment by Moment

By Bruce LaBruce | October 25, 2016

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Moment by Moment

A bomb on its release, this John Travolta-Lily Tomlin camp feminist melodrama can be mined deeply for covert clues about its two stars' sexuality.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Fortune and Men’s Eyes

By Bruce LaBruce | September 23, 2016

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Fortune and Men’s Eyes

The Canadian auteur and provocateur champions the 1971 Canadian film which broke boundaries with its frank depiction of homosexuality.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The Fortune

By Bruce LaBruce | September 9, 2016

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: The Fortune

A flop on release, Mike Nichols' madcap comedy is worth revisiting for Carole Eastman's subversive script and Stockard Channing's debut performance.

Bruce LaBruce on Derek Jarman and Will You Dance With Me?

By Bruce LaBruce | August 9, 2016

Bruce LaBruce on Derek Jarman and Will You Dance With Me?

As a lost Jarman documentary from 30 years ago goes on release, Bruce LaBruce looks at its place in the career of the late great British director.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Looking for Mr. Goodbar

By Bruce LaBruce | July 19, 2016

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Looking for Mr. Goodbar

LaBruce writes a love letter to the film, featuring a dark, defining performance by Diane Keaton, which prompted his teenage sexual awakening.

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Puzzle of a Downfall Child

By Bruce LaBruce | June 1, 2016

Bruce LaBruce’s Academy of the Underrated: Puzzle of a Downfall Child

The envelope-pushing auteur kicks off his new Talkhouse column by writing about a Faye Dunaway vehicle that ignited his passion for cinema.

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Philippe Garrel’s In the Shadow of Women

By Bruce LaBruce | January 27, 2016

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Philippe Garrel’s In the Shadow of Women

Though less internationally well-known than his peers, Garrel is one of the great French auteurs and his new film finds him at the peak of his powers.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember David Bowie

By Filmmakers | January 14, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember David Bowie

Rose McGowan, Alex Cox, Allison Anders, Bruce LaBruce and more remember the late iconic performer.

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Michael Winterbottom’s The Emperor’s New Clothes

By Bruce LaBruce | December 15, 2015

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Michael Winterbottom’s The Emperor’s New Clothes

Russell Brand teams up with an intuitive filmmaking partner to showcase his particular blend of popular performance art and political activism.

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Anna Muylaert’s The Second Mother

By Bruce LaBruce | August 31, 2015

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Anna Muylaert’s The Second Mother

The latest in the genre of maid movies is a sweet-natured addition, and much more straightforward and less perverse than others of its ilk.

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia (and Leonard Kastle’s The Honeymoon Killers)

By Bruce LaBruce | July 15, 2015

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia (and Leonard Kastle’s The Honeymoon Killers)

A contemporary take on the the infamous Honeymoon Killers prompts a look at both the new film and the classic 1969 movie on the murderous paramours.

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Jason Banker’s Felt

By Bruce LaBruce | June 30, 2015

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Jason Banker’s Felt

Can a film about young woman's violent and self-destructive acting out against the patriarchy make the best of its difficult material?

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Frédéric Tcheng’s Dior and I

By Bruce LaBruce | April 7, 2015

Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia) Talks Frédéric Tcheng’s Dior and I

The changing of the guard at Dior is a subject ripe with dramatic potential, but is this doc too caught up with the finer points of fashion to notice?