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Hampered by limited video of Jobriath, the film lacks a sense of him or his music.
A cubist portrait of an unknowable man and a dramatic whodunit about an artist-victim who died by a thousand cuts.
Documentary maker Kieran Turner attempts to rehabilitate Jobriath's reputation, presenting him as a gifted musician and a gay-rights pioneer.
A long-forgotten, envelope-pushing figure of 1970s rock will be hard to forget again after Jobriath A.D.
Eye-opener introduces a glam rocker who should be a better known part of pop history.
In unexceptional fashion, Turner uses a parade of talking heads and multiple montages of grainy film clips and archival stills to paint a picture of the artist-as-chameleon.
Jobriath isn't your typical forgotten rock star.
I have mixed feelings about the animation, which feels extraneous, and Henry Rollins seems like an odd choice for narrator, but Turner otherwise does right by his subject.
Jobriath's story emerges as one of rock 'n' roll's great tragedies, a tale of hubris, misery and death. One not to be missed.
Kieran Turner's Jobriath A.D. is an admirable attempt to rescue the singer from the junk heap of failed pop culture & it was obviously made with a lot of love & care. However...only a sketchy impression of the artist's real personality comes through
The film never explores the depths and nuances that could actually place Jobriath in conversation with figures who came after him, however reductively.
Descending the penis in vain
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