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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 Theatre in Chicago, The Sansom Cinema in Philadelphia, David Theater in New York, and the Penthouse II Theatre in Pittsburgh.<ref>[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iqN05BbMOGMa5ZUcssnUJu0Gmli5FIDv/view?usp=sharing Extensive essay on the film.] Retrieved 12 Mar '17.</ref> No footage has resurfaced in any form 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, The Sansom Cinema in Philadelphia, the Gay Paree theatre in Atlanta, the Wood Six 1 in Highland Park, David Theater in New York, the Penthouse II Theatre in Pittsburgh, and the Adonis theatre in New York.<ref>[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iqN05BbMOGMa5ZUcssnUJu0Gmli5FIDv/view?usp=sharing Extensive essay on the film.] Retrieved 12 Mar '17.</ref> No footage has resurfaced in any form since.
  
 
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Him review.jpg|Newspaper review for ''Him''
 
Him review.jpg|Newspaper review for ''Him''
 
Village voice - Dec 2 1974.png|Ad from December 2nd, 1974
 
Village voice - Dec 2 1974.png|Ad from December 2nd, 1974
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 21, 1975.png|Ad from May 21st, 1975
 
Village voice - Apr 28 1975.png|Ad from April 28th, 1975
 
Village voice Jan 12 1976.png|Ad from January 12th, 1976
 
 
Him.png|Ad from the Chicago Tribune, dated January 31st, 1975
 
Him.png|Ad from the Chicago Tribune, dated January 31st, 1975
 
'Him' ad Feb 5 1975.jpg|February 5th, 1975
 
'Him' ad Feb 5 1975.jpg|February 5th, 1975
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'Him' ad Feb 20.jpg|February 20th, 1975
 
'Him' ad Feb 20.jpg|February 20th, 1975
 
'Him' ad Feb 21.jpg|February 21st, 1975
 
'Him' ad Feb 21.jpg|February 21st, 1975
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'Him' ad March 17.jpg|Atlanta Constitution, March 17th, 1975
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'Him' ad March 30.jpg|March 30th, 1975
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'Him' ad April 16.jpg|Detroit Free Press, April 16th, 1975
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Village voice - Apr 28 1975.png|Ad from April 28th, 1975
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 21, 1975.png|Ad from May 21st, 1975
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Village voice Jan 12 1976.png|Ad from January 12th, 1976
 
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Revision as of 11:34, 14 August 2018

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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, The Sansom Cinema in Philadelphia, the Gay Paree theatre in Atlanta, the Wood Six 1 in Highland Park, David Theater in New York, the Penthouse II Theatre in Pittsburgh, and the Adonis theatre in New York.[2] No footage has resurfaced in any form since.

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