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Join us following the screening of Jobriath A.D. at the Alley Bar with the Fur and Gold gang! Fur And Gold is hosted by Sean M. Johnson. DJ Brent Covington and DJ Taffy spin Indie Rock/Pop/Dance, Post-Punk, ’80s, Britpop, Underground, New Wave, Electro, & Euro Hits. A new night at the Alley for Art Fags, Hipsters, Geeks, the Music Obsessed and all.
Directed by Kieran Turner, 2011, USA, 102 min
Called “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.
A hymn to the enigmatic, cult glam rocker Jobriath, ‘I am the true fairy of rock’. His brief but fascinating career as an openly gay performer, sometimes called ‘the American Bowie,’ is uncovered by this pioneering documentary and its wealth of archive footage. Adored by Morrissey and The Pet Shop Boys, this is a celebration of a singer-songwriter whose legacy has been all-too-little appreciated; Jayne County, Gloria Jones, Jake Shears, Marc Almond and manager Jerry Brandt are among the interview subjects. Jobriath’s unashamed queerness was just too much for the early 70s. Director Kieran Turner has crafted a rewarding film as a lasting tribute to the creative talent of a major figure. (Description courtesy of Brian Robinson, BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.)
Best Documentary Feature Award Nominee