Bob Flanagan was an American performance artist,stand up comic, poet, and a lifelong sufferer of cystic fibrosis. Hewas also a masochist, who found that his S/M experiences helped himmanage the pain of his illness. He met his perfect dominatrix partnerin Sheree Rose, and married her in 1982, while she hung him upside downfrom the ceiling (as Flanagan wryly comments during one of his ownshows, "You always hurt the one you love").
KirbyDick's internationally acclaimed, award-winning film follows Bob andSheree through the last years of Flanagan's life. It is a deeplymoving, often hilarious profile of a unique artist, giving an insightinto Flanagan's warmth, courage, and especially his sense of humour.