Rosa Von Praunheim (b. 1942)
Stadt der verlorenen Seelen AKA City of Lost Souls (1983)
Anita - Tänze des Lasters AKA Anita - Dances of Vice (1987)
Aids-Trilogie: Positiv - Die Antwort schwuler Männer in New York auf AIDS AKA Positive (1990)
Neurosia: 50 Years of Perversity (1992)
Rosa von Praunheim (born November 25, 1942), in Riga, Latvia. His given name is Holger Mischwitzky. He is a German film director, author, painter and gay rights activist. Openly gay, he is one of the initiators of the gay rights movement in Germany.
A prolific filmmaker, he has made over fifty feature films. A senior member of the Berlin school of underground filmmaking, he began his career associated to the New German Cinema. He took the artistic female name Rosa Von Praunheim to remind people of the pink triangle that homosexuals had to wear in Nazi concentration camps. A pioneer of Queer Cinema, von Praunheim has been an activist in the gay rights movement. An early advocate of AIDS awareness and safer sex, he has been a controversial figure even within the gay community. His films center on gay related themes and strong female characters. His works are characterized by excess and employ a campy style. His films have featured such personalities as Jayne County, Vaginal Davis, Divine, and Jeff Stryker. -- Wikipedia