At home on the farm with our cast. Shot by Iain McKell. Ibiza 2007.
The Rise of The Bionic Dictator
For what turned out to be our final summer, we transformed Privilege into CineMANUMISSIONstudios. Splitting the 5-story stage down the middle to represent the two sides of good and evil – grand studio gates and the giant pulsating M in the centre flanked – on one side by The Dominators black vinyl padded façade, jail barred windows, D.I.S.C.O HQ in lights on its rooftop, the army of female dominators in military PVC and like Charlotte Rampling in The Night Porter, the dancers wore men’s trousers, braces without shirts, and military hats – constantly infiltrating the audience, wooing them with lavish attention – on the other side sumptuous red velvet covered The Heartbreak Hotel, home of La Resistance. Red berets, classic underwear. They fought for freedom.
We used a company of performers who we loved and trusted. They became part of the Manumission family. Punk couture model Polly Fey above. Famous sex performer Otter below. Joined us year after year. Here Otter playing a man… Lord Otterman. With one of her transexual henchmen…
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DJ Magazine cover – in honour of Manumission the Movie