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Several fragments relating to the movie have resurfaced, including a few advertisements and reviews from online newspaper archives. Additionally, the identity of the late actor portraying Jesus was uncovered as Gustav Von Will (aka "Tava") in a blog post,<ref>[http://obscurityandbeyond.blogspot.com/2010/02/lost-movie-detective-him-1974.html ''Him'' page on obscurityandbeyond.blogspot.com, the blog that received correspondence from Vinny Parrillo.] Retrieved 26 Feb '13.</ref> thanks to correspondence from his former partner, Vinny Parrillo.
 
Several fragments relating to the movie have resurfaced, including a few advertisements and reviews from online newspaper archives. Additionally, the identity of the late actor portraying Jesus was uncovered as Gustav Von Will (aka "Tava") in a blog post,<ref>[http://obscurityandbeyond.blogspot.com/2010/02/lost-movie-detective-him-1974.html ''Him'' page on obscurityandbeyond.blogspot.com, the blog that received correspondence from Vinny Parrillo.] Retrieved 26 Feb '13.</ref> thanks to correspondence from his former partner, Vinny Parrillo.
  
It was screened at the 55th Street Playhouse in New York from 27 March to 23 May 1974, but no footage has resurfaced or been seen since.
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It was screened at the 55th Street Playhouse in New York from 27 March to 23 May 1974. It returned to the Playhouse on December 6th, 1974, and January 1976. The film also played at the Bijou Theatre in Chicago, David Theatre in New York, and the Penthouse II Theatre in Pittsburgh. No footage has resurfaced or been seen since.
  
 
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File:HIMad4.jpg|Newspaper ad for ''Him'' 4/4.
 
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File:Him review.jpg|Newspaper review for ''Him''
File:Him.png|Ad from the Chicago Tribune, dated January 1975
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File:Village voice - Dec 2 1974.png|Ad from December 2nd, 1974
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File:Village voice - Apr 28 1975.png|Ad from April 28th, 1975
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File:Village voice Jan 12 1976.png|Ad from January 12th, 1976
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File:Him.png|Ad from the Chicago Tribune, dated January 31st, 1975
 
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Revision as of 17:13, 12 March 2017

DISCLAIMER:
THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN TAGGED AS NSFW DUE TO ITS PORNOGRAPHIC SUBJECT MATTER/VISUALS.


Gustav Von Will portraying Jesus in Him.

Status: Lost


Him is a 1974 movie that loosely references the life of Jesus Christ with homosexual pornographic content. The film's protagonist is a man with an erotic obsession with Christ.

It first received mainstream attention in 1980, when it was featured in the book The Golden Turkey Awards, for which it won "Most Unerotic Concept in Pornography". (The next page claimed one film written about didn't exist, leading many to believe that Him was a fictitious film. However, it was soon discovered that the fake film in the book was Dog of Norway.)

Several fragments relating to the movie have resurfaced, including a few advertisements and reviews from online newspaper archives. Additionally, the identity of the late actor portraying Jesus was uncovered as Gustav Von Will (aka "Tava") in a blog post,[1] thanks to correspondence from his former partner, Vinny Parrillo.

It was screened at the 55th Street Playhouse in New York from 27 March to 23 May 1974. It returned to the Playhouse on December 6th, 1974, and January 1976. The film also played at the Bijou Theatre in Chicago, David Theatre in New York, and the Penthouse II Theatre in Pittsburgh. No footage has resurfaced or been seen since.

Media Reception and Posters

References

External Links

Extensive essay on the film.[1]