Caligula brings the party to New York City
Rites XL: The Black Party is happening on 6 April at the New York Expo Center. This is the 40th anniversary of what has become one of the world’s leading gay fetish dance events.
The man behind the event is Stephen Pevner and his team at The Saint At Large, and for this edition of The Black Party, they’re taking inspiration from the decadence of the Roman Empire in decline – with a theme of Caligula injecting a bit of lust into proceedings.
Porn star Matthias Von Fistenberg who will be playing the role of Caligula at the party.
The Fathers Project
Capturing the event on film will be Leo Herrera, who will also be using the party as an opportunity to gather material for his series – The Fathers Project: What if AIDS never happened?
Filmmaker and photographer Caryn Waechter – also known as BunnyZ – is a woman who is one of the very few official, admitted, Black Party photographers.