Inspired by the work of Jean Genet, Haynes' first full-length feature is a vision of febrile darkness. Like Genet's, the universe Haynes creates with his three intercut stories is lurid, sadistic and unabashedly homoerotic. Hero
sees seven-year-old Richie Beacon murder his own father.Horror
follows a scientist who isolates the human sex drive in liquid form, and drinks it with disastrous results.Homo
explores the relationship between two prison inmates who have a shared secret from their past.
Winner Best Feature Film at the 1991 Berlin Film Festival, and of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.