The Legend of Leigh Bowery
The Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Absorbing documentary.

David Noh
Film Journal International

A mesmerizing, beautifully made documentary.

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Jan Stuart
Newsday

As tributes go, The Legend of Leigh Bowery is a saucy eye-opener.

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Ed Halter
Village Voice

Atlas's remarkable moving-picture- book tribute to Bowery.

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E! Online

Put on your most frightening wig, and enjoy the show.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Boy George seems to be the only person genuinely inspired today to pick up Bowery's fashion torch, but if is that something anybody wants?

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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.

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