Yes, it does sound like it could be a biography of the founder and editor of Legsville.com, but NO! Legs and Cigarettes is a documentary short film, directed and produced by Legsville contributor Veronica Vigil that’s screening on Monday, June 19 in competition at TAFFNY, The Americas Film Festival of New York. Veronica’s documentary is described as “a deep and intimate conversation with photographer Robert Whitman, on one of his most iconic and provocative collections, ‘Legs and Cigarettes.’ A beautiful studio in Tribeca, a male photographer, a female producer and the lack of political correctness, are the main ingredients of this modern experiment with NYC as its background.” Whitman is a provocateur, whose career kicked off in a big way in Minneapolis in 1977, when he was invited to photograph a young local musician who was recording his first album. The musician’s manager hoped to use the photos in a brochure to help the nineteen-year-old get a record deal. The musician was Prince.
"For me, Rock n' Roll is about freedom. It's about the freedom to express your feelings very loudly in public. And for me, the idea of expressing your feelings is what life is all about. And the bands I follow have that message." - Bob Gruen