Artist: Pier Paolo Pasolini|
Confronting Bodies: Cincinnati police
Date of Action: June of 1994
Specific Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Description of Artwork: Pier Paolo Pasonlini's 1975 movie Salo is a brutal depiction of fascism. It resets de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom in Mussolini's Italy and depicts fascists brutalizing teenagers. It is a difficult film to watch, but an important one.
Description of Incident: An undercover policeman rented the video from the Pink Pyramid, a gay/lesbian bookstore, and charged the store with pandering obscenity.
Results of Incident: The case is still before the courts.
Source: Robert B. Chatelle (Cambridge, MA) from News accounts, bookstore manager, bookstore lawyer.