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Encountering ConstruX

There is only the encounter with one's own projections



Yearly short videos depicting the aesthetics, artists, talents, sights & sounds of Rick Castro’s legendary fetish art gallery Antebellum Hollywood from 2013 thru 2016.

Antebellum Gallery existed from 2005~ 2017 in the heart of historic Hollywood on Las Palmas Avenue. Owner & curator Rick Castro presented fetish as art on a monthly basis for a group of like-minded enthusiasts who he lovingly referred to as “Antebellians.”

During Antebellum’s reign, Rick saw the times as a 21st century pre-war era, a time of cultural strife between social freedoms and the religious right culminating in a bad reality TV millionaire becoming dictator. The Antebellum era, like the Weimar era are historic short bursts of creative experimentation and freedoms existing under a looming dark cloud of things to come.

Rick Castro is a celebrated photographer, motion picture director, designer, curator and blogger whose work focuses on bondage and fetish as art. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles his entire life. He founded and ran Antebellum Gallery, the only fetish art gallery in America, and perhaps the world from 2005 – 2017. Rick co-directed and wrote Hustler White with Bruce LaBruce, (1996), directed the documentary Plushies & Furries for MTV, (2001) and the legendary videos Fertile Latoyah Jackson Video magazines staring Vaginal Davis, (1993- 1994). 

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    15 minutes
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    United States
  • Filmmaker
    Rick Castro