Praunheim, Rosa von

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Praunheim, Rosa von Gender: M
Holger Mischwitzky
born on 25 November 1945 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Riga, Latvia, 56n57, 24e06
Timezone EEDT h3e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°17' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°45 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 08°52'

Rosa von Praunheim
photo: Paul David Doherty (User:PDD), license cc-by-sa-2.5


Latvian film maker and author, forefront of the Gay Movement, one of the leading figures in gay and lesbian cinema and New German Cinema. He directed "Tally Brown, New York," a documentary about New York underground legend Tally Brown, the first of his wild, unpredictable portraits of aging dancers and cabaret stars in the subterranean bowels of late '70s New York. The movie featured Divine as well as Warhol-superstars, Taylor Meade and Holly Woodlawn.

His deliberately controversial techniques, designed to challenge audiences have sometimes caused him to be criticized by both gay and anti-gay supporters. Praunheim originally studied painting in Berlin and from there was an assistant for such gay filmmakers as Werner Schroeter and Gregory J. Markopoulous. As a director, he made many underground short films on Super-8 or 16mm stock before going to work in television where he became known for such genre parodies as "Die Bettwurst" (The Bedroll), 1970.

Von Praunheim made his first gay-themed film, "Sisters of the Revolution" in 1969. The film was a three-part look at homosexual participation in the early women's liberation movement taking place in New York. One of his most influential films was 1970's made-for-TV outing "Homosexuelle ist Pervers, Sondern die Situation, in der Er Lebt" (It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverted, But the Situation in which He Lives). Not all of von Praunheim's films focus on homosexuality; some deal with those living on the fringes of society."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Kerkeling, Hape (born 9 December 1964). Notes: Praunheim outed him as gay

Source Notes

Hans Taeger quotes his mom


  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film maker)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Gay activist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women