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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. It returned to the Playhouse on December 6th, 1974, and January 1976. The film also played at the Bijou Theater in Chicago, David Theater in New York, and the Penthouse II Theater in Pittsburgh.<ref>[http://youjusttypedmynamethreetimes.club/gallery/ed%20d.%20louie's%20him.pdf Extensive essay on the film.] Retrieved 12 Mar '17.</ref> No footage has resurfaced in any form since, however.
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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 Theater in New York, and the Penthouse II Theatre in Pittsburgh.<ref>[http://youjusttypedmynamethreetimes.club/gallery/ed%20d.%20louie's%20him.pdf Extensive essay on the film.] Retrieved 12 Mar '17.</ref> No footage has resurfaced in any form since, however.
  
 
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File:HIMad1.jpg|Newspaper ad for ''Him'' 1/4.
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HIMAd2.jpg|2/4
File:Himad3.jpg|Newspaper ad for ''Him'' 3/4.
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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''
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Him review.jpg|Newspaper review for ''Him''
File:Village voice - Dec 2 1974.png|Ad from December 2nd, 1974
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Village voice - Dec 2 1974.png|Ad from December 2nd, 1974
File:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 21, 1975.png|Ad from May 21st, 1975
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 21, 1975.png|Ad from May 21st, 1975
File:Village voice - Apr 28 1975.png|Ad from April 28th, 1975
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Village voice - Apr 28 1975.png|Ad from April 28th, 1975
File:Village voice Jan 12 1976.png|Ad from January 12th, 1976
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Village voice Jan 12 1976.png|Ad from January 12th, 1976
File:Him.png|Ad from the Chicago Tribune, dated January 31st, 1975
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Him.png|Ad from the Chicago Tribune, dated January 31st, 1975
 
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Revision as of 22:43, 27 May 2017

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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 Theater in New York, and the Penthouse II Theatre in Pittsburgh.[2] No footage has resurfaced in any form since, however.

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