Legend of Leigh Bowery
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: October 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 13, 2004
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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.

Christopher Null

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?

Jan Stuart

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

Ed Halter
Village Voice

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

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A mesmerizing, beautifully made documentary.

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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.

Glenn Dunks

...a suitable tribute to Bowery, never shying away from the excessiveness and eccentricities that defined Bowery and his art and making a stand for why he was so important in the queer world.

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E! Online

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

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