Will Kohler, July 8th 2020 Back2Stonewll writes: ‘… Among Kahlo’s lovers were Leon Trotsky and other men, but they also included several women…. However, Kahlo’s gay significance is greater than her few lesbian liaisons suggest or even her representations of women, some of which are extremely sapphic…She was a master of cross-dressing, deliberately using male “drag” to project power and independence. A family photograph from 1926 shows her in full male attire..’
Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works, Exhibition on Screen examines how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.