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The life of '80's fashion designer/queer icon Leigh Bowery is explored in this documentary. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Charles Atlas ... Himself
Leigh Bowery
Michael Bracewell ... Himself
Sophie Fiennes ... Herself
Bella Freud ... Herself

Boy George ... Himself
Damien Hirst ... Himself
Stewart Laing ... Himself
Rifat Ozbek
Stella Stein
Richard Torry ... Himself

Directed by
Charles Atlas 
Produced by
Sylvie Blum .... producer
Lucy Sexton .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Torry 
Cinematography by
Mike Nicholls 
Jens Tang 
Film Editing by
Jens Tang 
Art Direction by
James David Goldmark 

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83 min | UK:60 min
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The truly living artwork of Leigh Bowery, 6 January 2008
Author: pdmcin from United States

I want to start out by saying that I just happened by accident to catch this piece. I was also unaware of who Leigh Bowery was, being that I'm not into the "clubscene", and I'm not gay or into design. That being said, this is a truly remarkable film. If you haven't seen Leigh Bowery before, what he does is truly art. I was disturbed the entire way through the film. The costumes were disturbing, the subject matter pertaining to his life is disturbing, and the fact that something and someone so interesting could go seemingly unnoticed, by me at least, was disturbing. On a side note it also occurred to me that Marylyn Manson really isn't so original after seeing this as well. This documentary style film is definitely worth checking out, if nothing else but to see some of the amazing costumes that this artist put together.

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