Film Debut For Leatherpunk Wristband

Big News! The Hunter Thompson wristband offered on Leatherpunk was worn in a movie! The film is titled, Freak Power: The Battle of Aspen. The film highlights Thompson's campaign to run for Sheriff of Aspen, Colorado. There is a similar documentary which was released in 2020, but Freak Power: The Battle Of Aspen is a fictionalization of those events. Filmed in Silverton, Colorado, Freak Power is directed by Bobby Kennedy III (in case you're wondering, he's the grand nephew of JFK), with the part of Hunter Thompson being played by Jay Bulger. 

Jay Bulger wearing Leatherpunk Wristband
Screen shot of Jay Bulger in Freak Power, wearing Leatherpunk studded wristband.

I was first approached by one of the sets' costume designers in 2018 to rush the cuffs directly to the set in Silverton. They acquired two cuffs (smart, always have a backup) and sent me a photo of the cuffs still wrapped up and resting on a set folder. (below)

Leather wristbands at the set in Silverton, CO

Sadly, the movie has been shelved due to the pandemic. It was scheduled to be in the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, which was canceled, however that is where I acquired the screenshot of Jay Bulger portraying Thompson. Personally, I'm excited to see the movie, as a Hunter fan and also to see something I made show up in a film.

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