Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002)



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Born to a middle-class family in suburban Australia, Leigh Bowery moved to London, England, in the early '80s with a desire to re-invent himself. Always fascinated with fashion and the expressive possibilities of clothing, Bowery quickly became a noted figure in London's image-obsessed "New Romantic" scene, where (as Marcus Bracewell put it) "getting ready [to go out] became an art form." While Bowery's elaborate creations were striking, Bowery designed clothing as an art form rather than as … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
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On DVD: Jul 13, 2004
Palm Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Legend of Leigh Bowery

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

The Legend of Leigh Bowery replaces the man within the queer myth to the extent that when it's over, Bowery seems less a freakish terror than the shrewd art-world transgressive he was.

Full Review… | April 16, 2004
Boston Globe
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As tributes go, The Legend of Leigh Bowery is a saucy eye-opener.

Full Review… | November 28, 2003
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Without pushing too hard, the film makes a case for Bowery as a significant artistic catalyst blazing a glittery trail at the intersection of fashion, pop music and surrealist performance.

Full Review… | November 28, 2003
New York Times
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Absorbing documentary.

November 28, 2003
New York Post
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Atlas's remarkable moving-picture- book tribute to Bowery.

Full Review… | November 25, 2003
Village Voice
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November 27, 2003
AV Club
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