Velvet Goldmine

1997, 120 minutes

Mock-biopic of David Bowie

Loosely based on the experiences and personalities of David Bowie and Iggy Pop, Velvet Goldmine is a wild, glitter-laced trip through the 1970s era of glam rock. Fictional characters Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) and Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor) are personifications of glam rock's ideals--with the mysterious and androgynous Slade balanced by the intense, raucous Wild. When Slade disappears, the era itself seems to melt away, swallowed up by the slick 1980s. But Slade's story, and the story of glam rock, is retold when journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is assigned to discover what really happened to him. Through his own memories of the time, Arthur faces his childhood fears and fantasies. With a nod to Oscar Wilde, a "Citizen Kane"-like structure, and an overall sumptuous atmosphere, Velvet Goldmine is director Todd Haynes's unique look at homosexuality, indulgence and, most importantly, rock 'n' roll.


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Connected mandy members:

Kelly Quick
Kelly Quick
Actor
Glam Rock Chick
John Ryder
John Ryder
Actor
The Rats Lead Guitarist
Deborah Wise
Deborah Wise
Actor
Glam Rock Groupie
Eden Ford
Eden Ford
Actor
Tommy, Bass Player - The Rats