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Cosey Fanni Tutti
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A Cosey Fanni Tutti biopic is on the way

Directed by Andrew Hulme, the film will draw from the artist’s 2017 autobiography, Art Sex Music

The performance artist and musician Cosey Fanni Tutti has announced an upcoming film based on her life, directed by Andrew Hulme. The UK director is previously known for Snow In Paradise and The Devil Outside.

The biopic will be loosely based on Tutti’s 2017 autobiography Art Sex Music, she says in the announcement on Twitter, and apparently it won’t shy away from her more controversial acts as a member of the art collective COUM Transmissions and the band Throbbing Gristle, which she formed alongside Genesis P-Orridge.

“It has got lots of the art in, lots of the sex. It goes through her use of the sex industry,” said the producer Christine Alderson at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, according to Screen Daily.

“We’ve been working on the script for two years and we’ve finally got to a point where we have really turned the corner.”

The script – besides being based on Art Sex Music – was a collaboration between Tutti and Hulme. Casting is now reportedly underway. Funding has been provided by the BFI, which Tutti gives thanks for in her tweet.

Though it’s primarily a dramatisation of the artist’s life, archival footage and interviews are also planned to play a part in the upcoming biopic.