Butch Please

An exploration of gay masculinity at the International Mr. Leather weekend.

  • Peter Fitzgerald
    Beyond Mr. Smith, Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star.
  • Peter Fitzgerald
    That's Entertainment! III, Destination Hitchcock
  • Jack Thompson
    Key Cast
    "International Mr. Leather 2019"
  • Master Thay z
    Key Cast
    "IML Judge"
  • Q. Darkqwolf
    Key Cast
  • Peter Fitzgerald
    Joan Crawford The Ultimate Movie Star
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    LGBT, Gay
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • American Documentary And Animation Film Festival
    Palm Springs
    United States
    March 19, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Peter Fitzgerald

Peter Fitzgerald is a producer, director, editor and writer. His 2019 film Beyond Mr. Smith won Best Documentary Short - World Cinema at the Amsterdam International Film Festival. His earlier works includes Turner Classic Movies feature documentaries, (The Age of Believing, Joan Crawford The Ultimate Movie Star, Destination Hitchcock) a theatrical feature (That’s Entertainment! III), and numerous documentaries for Warner Bros, Disney, Cartoon Network and MGM/UA. He has taught documentary studies at the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center, and was Mr. LA Leather in 2001.

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Director Statement

Butch Please challenges the media’s gay stereotypes, which represent only a part of the larger LGBTQ community - one where masculine gay men have gone too long without a voice. Interviewees include celebrated gay leathermen, POC, trans leathermen and judges for the International Mr. Leather contest.