Sunday 5th August 8:30pm Screen 1
Director: Kieran Turner
The American Bowie, The True Fairy of Rock & Roll, The Hype of the Year - known as the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath was a candle in the wind and his reign was brief - two years and two albums, preceded by a short Broadway career as an original cast member of Hair. 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 director Kieran Turner has made a glam rock elegy on Jobriath, featuring interviews from the likes of Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) and Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), rare recordings from the studio, concerts and television, and beautiful animated sequences bridging the different stages in Jobriath's short but varied life.
Join us for the dawning of the age of Jobriath!
Director Kieran Turner and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott (schedule permitting) will be in attendance.
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