Bruce LaBruce is a Canadian filmmaker, writer, photographer and artist. His career began in the burgeoning queercore movement and has included super 8 shorts, three features he also starred in (No Skin Off My Ass, Super 8 1/2, Hustler White), two art/porn features (Skin Flick and The Raspberry Reich) and two films that play explicitly with the horror genre (Otto; or, up with Dead People and L.A. Zombie).
Bruce’s films have played Venice, Sundance, Berlin, Locarno and MoMA, and his latest, Gerontophilia, had its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, where we had a chance to discuss his work. Bruce joined us at our studio space at OCAD U to talk about the new film’s stylistic shift, its allusions and his adaptation of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.
This interview was published in July of 2014.