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Jobriath A.D. (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 June 2012 (USA)
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Called "The American Bowie," "The True Fairy of Rock & Roll" and "Hype of the Year," Jobriath's reign as the first openly gay rock star was brief and over by 1975. Now, 35 years later, "... See full summary »

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Kieran Turner

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Kieran Turner
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Credited cast:
Jerry Brandt Jerry Brandt ... Himself
Jayne County Jayne County ... Herself
Dennis Christopher ... Himself
Joe Elliott ... Himself
Kristian Hoffman Kristian Hoffman ... Himself
Gloria Jones Gloria Jones ... Herself
Ann Magnuson ... Herself
Miss Mercy Miss Mercy ... Herself
Jake Shears Jake Shears ... Himself
Will Sheff Will Sheff ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Almond Marc Almond ... Himself
Joseph Arias Joseph Arias ... Himself
Michael Butler ... Himself
Lisa Fancher Lisa Fancher ... Herself
Jim Fouratt Jim Fouratt ... Himself
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Called "The American Bowie," "The True Fairy of Rock & Roll" and "Hype of the Year," Jobriath's reign as the first openly gay rock star was brief and over by 1975. Now, 35 years later, "Jobriath A.D." spotlights his life, music, groundbreaking influence and the new generations of fans slowly re-discovering him. Written by Eight Track Tape Productions

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A Rock 'n' Roll Fairy Tale

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Well-made Documentary. Worth watching!
18 June 2012 | by GormanBechardSee all my reviews

Would I have ever listened to Jobriath's music? Probably not. But that said, I caught this film at the always amazing NXNE festival in Toronto this past weekend, and must say it was probably the best rock doc I've seen on the fest circuit since Last Days Here.

Well made, perfectly structured, edited by someone who actually knows how to tell a story (unlike about half the rock docs out there), with excellent vintage footage as well as solid interviews, this is a fascinating tale of talent and ego run wild.

The synopsis tells you what it's about. I'm here to tell you take the time to watch it. Even if you'd also never buy one of his records, it's a very good film about a hauntingly tragic story.


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