Everyone’s in love
with Joe Dallesandro.
– Andy Warhol
Featuring in a swagger of renowned cult films including Lonesome Cowboys, Flesh and Trash, Dallesandro's dangerous street mentality and raw erotic power became captivating to gay and straight audiences alike. An image of Dallesandro's bare torso made up the cover of The Smiths' debut album, a close-up of his bulging blue jeans graced a rolling Rolling Stones record, and he even a scored mention in the Lou Reed track ‘Walk on the Wild Side’.
Originally designed as a stage-play, LITTLE JOE is currently in-development as a short film. Come face-to-face with this celebrated figure in this most personal and intimate of productions.
From Writer/Director James Cunningham (THE ASSIGNMENT, BENEATH THE WAVES) new script LITTLE JOE shows us delicate fragments of a controversial superstar's fascinating journey to find fame. It an original and unflinching new interpretation of the life of Joe Dalessandro.
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 of underground actors to come out of Andy Warhol’s factory.
LITTLE JOE is currently in development.