History Film / VelvetGoldmine

26th Mar '16 2:50:46 PM Prfnoff
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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.

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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. Music/DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), (Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.


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* FakeBand: Malcolm from the band "The Flaming Creatures" is [[Music/{{Placebo}} Brian Molko]]. Molko's bandmates Stefan Olsdal and Steve Hewitt also appear as band members.
14th Jan '16 9:27:45 AM Solovei
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* WordOfSaintPaul: Ewan McGregor has [[https://twitter.com/mcgregor_ewan/status/637666494487379968 speculated]] on Curt and Arthur's fate after the ending of the film
8th Jan '16 8:09:45 PM ary_holiday
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* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger (with a dash of [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and Marc Bolan, and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.

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* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger (with a dash of Mick Jagger and [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and Marc Bolan, and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.
28th Dec '15 4:56:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** Wild's story of how he was caught ''flagrante'' with [[spoiler:his older brother, and his psychiatric treatment]] are this to LouReed.

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** Wild's story of how he was caught ''flagrante'' with [[spoiler:his older brother, and his psychiatric treatment]] are this to LouReed.Music/LouReed.
5th Nov '15 11:42:20 AM WillBGood
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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the Glam Rock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.

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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the Glam Rock GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.
5th Nov '15 11:41:42 AM WillBGood
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* AgentPeacock: Brian Slade


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* TheDandy: Brian Slade
24th Oct '15 4:11:04 AM Reynardo
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Ewan Mcgregor plays a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed-version of Music/IggyPop / Music/LouReed / Music/MickJagger. Apparently people from Michigan have the tendency to sound like Creator/{{Sean Connery}}.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Ewan OohMeAccentsSlipping:
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Mcgregor plays a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed-version of Music/IggyPop / Music/LouReed / Music/MickJagger. Apparently people from Michigan have the tendency to sound like Creator/{{Sean Connery}}.Connery}}.
** Mandy (Brian's wife) is from New York. She affects a put-on British accent most of the time, but slips into her native New York when angry, and (many years) later when being interviewed by Arthur.
9th Oct '15 5:09:26 PM gloopgloopgloop
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* {{Magic Plastic Surgery}}: [[spoiler: How Tommy Stone was created, presumably.]]

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* {{Magic Plastic Surgery}}: MagicalAccessory: Oscar Wilde's brooch, stolen from Jack by Slade, then passed on from [[spoiler: Curt to Arthur at the end]]. May be a real alien artifact that makes the bearer a star, may be symbolic, YMMV.
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[[spoiler: How Tommy Stone was created, presumably.]]
9th Oct '15 4:57:22 PM gloopgloopgloop
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* {{Magic Plastic Surgery}}: [[spoiler: How Tommy Stone was created, presumably.]]
8th Feb '15 7:25:13 PM passionkiller
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The movie was supposed to be about Bowie explicitly, but the aging pop star supposedly pulled support when he found out the film centered around his bisexuality, instead of his life or music. Reportedly, he said jokingly to friends it seemed like the Ziggy Stardust-like character seemed to simply "spend his time administering blowjobs". So the film-makers changed some names and added in some allusions to Creator/OscarWilde and ''voila'', no longer about Bowie.

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The movie was supposed Contrary to be about Bowie explicitly, but the aging pop star supposedly pulled support when he found out popular belief, the film centered around his bisexuality, instead of his life or music. Reportedly, he said jokingly was not originally intended to friends it seemed like the Ziggy Stardust-like character seemed to simply "spend his time administering blowjobs". So the film-makers changed some names and added in some allusions to Creator/OscarWilde and ''voila'', no longer be explicitly about Bowie.David Bowie. Bowie's involvement with the project was based on whether or not his songs would be used, which ultimately didn't happen because he disliked the script.
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