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The Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002)

 -  Documentary  -  15 May 2002 (USA)
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The life of '80's fashion designer/queer icon Leigh Bowery is explored in this documentary.

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This documentary explores the life and times of artist/designer/performer/provocateur Leigh Bowery. He designed costumes and performed with the enfante terrible of British dance Michael Clark, designed one of a kind outrageous costumes and creations for himself, ran one of the most outrageous clubs of 1980s London club scene Taboo (later immortalized in Boy George's Broadway musical, and was the muse of the great British painter Lucian Freud. The film includes interviews with Damien Hirst, Bella Freud, Cerith Wyn Evans, Boy George, and his widow Nicola Bowery. The sound score is by Richard Torrey, who performed with Bowery in their band Minty. Written by Lucy Sexton

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$6,038 (USA) (28 November 2003)

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$10,445 (USA) (5 December 2003)
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Fashion as performance art
17 April 2003 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

Leigh Bowery was a London Club Kid of Australian origins who made a nightclub's night simply by entering the club. His outrageous costumes were always over the top and once you've seen one of his looks you'll never forget him.

The movie has a lot of performance footage of him at clubs as well as interviews with Boy George as well as many who knew him more closely. (including his Salvation Army parents)

This film not only gives you an idea of the man but also invokes an era that was unique and will not come again.


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