Refuge

Documentary Short

Project details

  • DIRECTOR:Melanie Aronson
  • DATE:May 2014
  • PREMIERES:Seattle Int'l Film Festival / London Short Film Festival
Douglas Turnbaugh, a 78 year-old Manhattan intellectual with a hidden passion for whips, bondage, and younger men, relives the evolution of his sexuality and how, from a very young age, he came to discover his love for Sadomasochism. Douglas recalls elements of his past while reviewing old photo albums, a collection of his own drawings, and the homoerotic works of Duncan Grant and Patrick Angus. This film examines how creativity can become an outlet for self-discovery, especially during a lifelong struggle to define one’s own place within society.

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