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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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Fashion as performance art, 17 April 2003
Author: Havan_IronOak from NYC/FL

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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