Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

1997, Other
This documentary chronicles the life and art of Bob Flanagan, who was diagnosed with the disease cystic fibrosis. Director Kirby Dick examines how Flanagan began routinely maiming his own body to deal with and overcome the acute physical pain he felt every day. Flanagan's self-torturing habits are the basis for his avant-garde live performances, which are featured prominently in the film. Dick also explores Flanagan's unusual romance with a dominatrix.
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