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The Whole Shebang: The Minute-by-Minute Velvet Goldmine Podcast

Take a minute-by-minute journey into the glittery heart of the greatest (and only) glam rock movie of the 1990s, Velvet Goldmine. Who killed Brian Slade? What's with the Oscar Wilde obsession? Why did Bowie sue? Couldn't they afford sturdier trousers for Ewan McGregor? These, and many more questions will be answered by your hard-rocking hosts, Mike Grasso and Jenny Anckorn as we take on... THE WHOLE SHEBANG!
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Take a minute-by-minute journey into the glittery heart of the greatest (and only) glam rock movie of the 1990s, Velvet Goldmine.

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Dec 12, 2016

In Minute 111 of The Whole Shebang, Jenny and Mike look at the history of the legendary green pin (and our awesome pins available on Patreon), take a side trip to Mike’s intimidating leather jacket-wearing college years, talk about the problems of provenance in Mike’s Museum Corner, especially when it comes to alien artifacts, our return to the beginning of the film through the pin, memories of the fairytale narrator who’s never appeared again, and how that fits Velvet Goldmine’s postmodern aesthetic, how Mike doesn’t like The Neverending Story, how cute Ewan McGregor is as 1984 Curt, how Curt’s dual flashbacks to his lovers Brian and Arthur use the same film stock and how that signifies nostalgia, Curt’s peeing off the side of the Rainbow Theater and the role of urine in gay and in transgressive art from Warhol to Mapplethorpe to Serrano, how the pin represents something Arthur still cannot access within himself, and how the pin represents handing on an artistic, musical, and cultural legacy.

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