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1 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Charles Atlas documents the life and work of Bowery, up to his AIDS-related death in 1994. Part fashion designer, part performance artist, part promoter, Leigh Bowery is a singular creation of his own making. An imposing-looking man even without his often startling, always outrageous costuming, the Australian-born Bowery becomes a legend of the London club and underground art scenes in the 1980s. The film features archival footage and interviews with Bowery's family and friends.

Cast: Leigh Bowery

Director: Charles Atlas

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Palm Pictures

The Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002)

Release Date: November 28th, 2003|1 hr. 23 min.

critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Some consider Leigh Bowery a visionary performance artist. Others will see a selfindulgent narcissist. You may want to decide for yourself. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    You may find the film as outrageous as it is outlandish, and Bowery would have taken that as a compliment. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It takes almost an hour for The Legend of Leigh Bowery to make a case for Bowery's sort of genius, and in the last third, the movie gives a real sense of what made him him. show more

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