Everyone’s in love
with Joe Dallesandro.
– Andy Warhol
Featuring in a swagger of renowned cult films including Lonesome Cowboys, Flesh and Trash, Joe Dallesandro's dangerous street mentality and raw physicality became captivating to gay and straight audiences alike. A close-up of Joe's bulging blue jeans graced the cover off Rolling Stones record Sticky Fingers in 1971, he scored mention in the Lou Reed track ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ in 1972, and an image of Joe's bare torso made up the cover of The Smiths' debut album in 1984. After battles with addiction and brushes with the law Joe became one of the most iconically photographed male models of all time working with legendary Bob Mizer, and the most famous underground actor to come out of Andy Warhol’s factory.
Originally written and designed as a live stage-play, LITTLE JOE is in-development as a short film. From writer/director James Cunningham (BENEATH THE WAVES, THE ASSIGNMENT, SAVAGE SANDS) comes an original script which shows us fragments of a controversial superstar's fascinating journey to find fame. It an original and unflinching new interpretation of the life of Joe Dalessandro, LITTLE JOE take you face-to-face with this celebrated figure in this most personal and intimate of productions.
LITTLE JOE is in-development.