Public Figure Profiles

Rosa von Praunheim

Rosa von Praunheim is a German film director, author, painter and one of the most famous gay rights activists in the German-speaking world. In over 50 years, von Praunheim has made more than 150 films (short and feature-length films). His works influenced the development of LGBTQ+ rights movements worldwide.

He began his career associated to the New German Cinema as a senior member of the Berlin school of underground filmmaking. He took the artistic female name Rosa von Praunheim to remind people of the pink triangle that homosexuals had to wear in Nazi concentration camps, as well as the Frankfurt neighborhood of Praunheim where he grew up. A pioneer of Queer Cinema, von Praunheim has been an activist in the gay rights movement. He was an early advocate of AIDS awareness and safer sex. His films center on gay-related themes and strong female characters, are characterized by excess and employ a campy style. They have featured such personalities as Keith Haring, Larry Kramer, Diamanda Galás, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Judith Malina, Jeff Stryker, Jayne County, Divine and a row of Warhol superstars.

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Some of their strengths

Rosa von Praunheim has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Adventurous, Energetic, Generous, Intelligent, Passionate, Optimistic, and Emotionally Intelligent.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Rosa von Praunheim is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Rosa von Praunheim well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Rosa von Praunheim as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Emotionally Intelligent and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Rosa von Praunheim is someone who tends to have strong emotional intelligence and intuition, and who can be a catalyst of change for others.

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Rosa von Praunheim tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Rosa von Praunheim's challenges

While Rosa von Praunheim has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Rosa von Praunheim can be Hypocritical, Self-centered, Perfectionist, Impulsive, Careless, Difficult, and Sensitive.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Rosa von Praunheim's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Rosa von Praunheim must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Sensitive and Critical

Rosa von Praunheim is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Rosa von Praunheim also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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