Name: Pasolini's "Salo"

Date:  1985 - 1995

Location:  North America

SubjectSexual/Gender Orientation

MediumFilm Video

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.

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