"Sebastian" Bleisch was born in June 10, 1957 in Schwerin in former East Germany.
He was the second child of the Bleisch family - the first son was seven
years older. Bleisch's father was employed as an administration clerk,
while his mother didn't work. He was given a Catholic upbringing by his
mother and went to religion classes twice a week for ten years. He also
went to church every Sunday.
his childhood, Bleisch spent lots of time alone in his room in his parents'
house, where he read old books and painted while listening to classical
records so loud that the entire neighbourhood could hear them. He frequently
visited old abandoned houses, which were to be demolished, collecting what
the former tenants had left behind. He then furnished his room like a small
museum. At the age of 13, Bleisch knew the meaning of the word baroque.
He enjoyed making models of churches, first in the sand, then in concrete.
Everything that was old fascinated him, and as an adult, he still longed
for the past: Also in his porn videos, the interior of palaces played an
was early developed for his age, but didn't know anything about the birds
and the bees until he was in his early teens. He never saw his parents
naked. The thought of catching them without any clothes on really frightened
him. He was very shy, and when his friends skinny-dipped, he always left
immediately. He found the thought of swimming naked very interesting, however,
and enjoyed secretly watching from a distance while his pals were in the
19, Bleisch was into competitive cycling and had a heavy crush on a boy.
The lad was 14 and also a cyclist, and Bleisch looked for a way to show
his strong love. The boy wanted a moped and Bleisch was prepared to buy him
one, but didn't make enough money at his work at the theatre. While on
a bike trip together, they discovered a village church. They went inside
and spotted a Moses figure, which they stole two days later. Their intention
was to sell it at the black market in Poland and then buy a moped for the
money. A witness had seen them escaping from the church with the figure,
though, and two days later, the police came knocking on Bleisch's door.
The love token turned into a fiasco.
tried out several occupations - stucco worker, musician, theatre co-worker,
male nurse and life-saver - before deciding that he wanted to become an
author. In 1988, his first novel was published. It was partly autobiographical,
titled Kontrolverlust (Loss of Control) and made him a rather well
known author in former East Germany. Two years later, his second book, Lord
Müll (Lord Waste), came out. In April 21, 1991, Bleisch received the prestigious
Döblin Achievement Award from the Berlin Literature Board &
Art Academy for his third book Viertes Deutschland (A Fourth Germany).
Bleisch now definitely belonged to the cultural scene in his hometown of
a local film and art festival, Bleisch was asked by the Minister of Culture
if he would like to be in charge of a video club at the Frieden School
in Schwerin. Bleisch accepted the offer. Since the media video was something new
and exciting during the early '90's in the poor, eastern part of the recently
reunificated Germany, his video club became hugely popular among the students.
In the beginning, they made arty films and documentaries. Some students
also brought porn flicks from home. Their parents had pornos, but no VCR,
so they went to Bleisch to watch the tapes. This inspired three of the
club members, who asked three of their mates to join them, to start making
spontaneous videos, without any plot, about eroticism and naked bodies.
They filmed themselves or were filmed by Bleisch, which was OK by them.
No payment was involved then, but after some time, Bleisch and the
students realized that they could make some money from their videos if
they wrote story lines for them.
Bleisch compiled a tape containing the erotic
home video material he had made with the students and sent it to GERO
in Düsseldorf (the largest gay video distributor in Europe). They
were very enthusiastic and really liked what they saw, and the head of
the company himself, Georg G., flew in his private plane to meet Bleisch. GERO offered
Bleisch 7000 DM per 60 min. video and 12,000 DM per 120 min. one (plus
1000 DM extra for box cover photos). Each film had to feature five new
performers aged 16 or above. Bleisch's original intention was to create erotic
art films featuring guys in their early 20's, but understood that he had
to follow certain rules and make commercial hard-core boy pornos if he wanted
his products to be released on the market. He agreed to produce a new video
for GERO once a month from now on.
In 1991, Bleisch's first
commercial porn video, Die Knabenburg (The Boy Castle), was released.
From the early '90's until 1996, he made about 60 videos featuring approx.
160 models (about 18 of them were females). Bleisch paid his performers
100 DM for wanking, 150 for blowing and 200 DM for shagging in front of
the camera. Most of the films were shot in Schwerin and in its surroundings
- like for example in Bleisch's house in Wasserstraße 3 in Görries,
in old Russian barracks in Ludwigslust, in the Wiligrad Chateau in Lübsdorf, in the harbour in Wismar, in the Lankow Mountains, at an abandoned
airport in Techentin and on the Schwerin Lake. A few videos were also filmed
in Berlin and Hamburg. Bleisch was not only responsible for the direction,
he also handled the lightning, the make up, the costumes, the script writing,
the editing and the casting. He also made a cameo in a non-erotic scene
in Leiche gesucht (Missing Corpse), where he played a hiker discovering
a boy "corpse" on a frozen lake and calls the police from his cell phone.
In 1996, Bleisch's film making
career came to an abrupt end. Parents in Schwerin had become suspicious
about their sons' activities with the director and the police started an
investigation. In September 16, Bleisch was arrested when filming five boys being intimate in a hangar in Ludwigslust. While in custody, Bleisch was visited by several of his loyal models.
Two of them even went to his house to fetch some clean socks and underwear
for him. In May 20, 1997, Bleisch was eventually sentenced to 2 and half years in prison
for s*xual solicitation of minors. He evaded conviction on more serious
charges, however, after the defence showed that the boys had approached
Bleisch willingly and no psychological harm had occurred.
in jail, Bleisch wrote a novel titled Porno, about a kinky millionaire
who enjoys risking the lives of young rent boys while sleeping with
them. For example, he has to almost strangle them in order to cum.
The inspiration for this character is, according to press reports, former GERO boss George
G. It's doubtful whether the book ever will be released since no publisher
has shown any interest in printing it.
Bleisch is now out of prison. He
has talked about perhaps opening a boy strip club in Reeperbahn, the (in)famous
red light district in Hamburg. His former models have not been too keen
on the idea of working as male strippers for him, though. So let's see
what the future will hold for Bleisch and his career...