The Einstein of Sex – Life and Work of Dr. M. Hirschfeld
Long before the Stonewall Riots, Masters and Johnson or even the Kinsey Report, there was Dr. Magnus Herschfeld. A gay German Jew living in 19th-century Berlin, Hirschfeld didn’t just champion gay rights – he discovered them. Now Rosa von Praunheim, the firebrand of German cinema, tells Herschfeld’s story in this lush historical drama. Spicing an enthralling story of discovering and romance with a barbed penchant for politics, von Praunheim presents a compelling account of the doctor who founded the first gay political group in 1897 and established the first medical practice for gays, the renowned Institute on Sexual Science, which thrived until Nazi oppression.