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Jobriath A.D. Is an Exceptional Documentary on an Also-Ran

29 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Even before the critically adored, commercially popular Searching for Sugar Man and 20 Feet from Stardom gave way to countless copycats, the documentary field was deluged with attempts to excavate, polish, and in some cases restart the careers of musical also-rans and behind-the-sceners.

Kieran Turner's Jobriath A.D. is an exceptional example of this subgenre, a cubist portrait of an unknowable man and a dramatic whodunit about an artist-victim who died by a thousand cuts. Glam rocker Jobriath succumbed to AIDS in 1983, but most of Turner's interviewees agree that the former piano prodigy died a more significant death a decade earlier, when neither of his two albums managed to chart.

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