Andy Warhol made him famous.

The underground films made him a sexual icon.

His body made him a legend.


Little Joe is the intimate portrait of Joe Dallesandro by his step-daughter, of his 40-year career as a legendary sexual icon that began in the mythic world of Andy Warhol’s Factory.

The Valentino of the underground, Joe was the Little Joe of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side”, the crotch on the Rolling Stone’s “Sticky Fingers” album and the only guy at the party willing to return a punch from Norman Mailer.

In little more than 3 years Joe Dallesandro went from orphaned troublemaker trolling the streets of Queens to international superstardom - and he was just getting started.