Loves of Ondine. 1968. USA. Directed by Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol. With Ondine (Robert Olivo), Brigid Berlin, Joe Dellesandro. 86 min.
Andy Warhol was “godfather” to the downtown scene that Club 57 members strived to emulate, and although he failed to appear at their events in person, his films were shown often. His star, Ondine, was a club semi-regular: playing closeted actor Raymond Burr in a Bill Landis stage play, hosting a gay benefit event, and introducing screenings of the master’s work. In this one, Ondine plays a wannabee heterosexual attempting to change his queer orientation.