USA, 2012, 102 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Biographical, Documentary, GLBT, Music
Screens Sunday, July 22nd at 2:15pm as part of the Cinema Q Film Festival
Preceded by a Fabulous Drag Brunch starting at Noon and included in your ticket! Put on In Cooperation with National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
“The American Bowie,” “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll,” “Hype of the Year.” Known as the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath’s legacy delves deeper than the labels hung upon him. His reign was brief—two years and two albums. Sabotaged by a publicity machine run amok, shunned by the gay community and dismissed by critics, Jobriath was excommunicated from the music business, and became an early casualty of AIDS. Now new generations of fans have discovered him through acts like The Pet Shop Boys, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Siouxsie Sioux, and Morrissey, all of whom cite Jobriath as a groundbreaking influence. Through interviews, archival material and animation, experience the heartbreaking, unbelievable story of the one, the only, Jobriath.
DIRECTOR: Kieran Turner
Principal Cast: NARRATED BY HENRY ROLLINS, WITH APPEARANCES BY MARC ALMOND, JOEY ARIAS, JAYNE COUNTY, JOE ELLIOTT OF DEF LEPPARD, STEPHIN MERRITT OF MAGNETIC FIELDS, JAKE SHEARS OF SCISSOR SISTERS, WILL SHEFF OF OKKERVIL RIVER, JUSTIN TRANTER OF SEMI-PRECIOUS WEAPON
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