McQueen.

McQueen.

London bad boy turned fashion designer extraordinaire, Lee Alexander McQueen boldly conquered the world of fashion in his late twenties. His violent, dramatic designs earned him international acclaim and at the mere age of twenty-seven he found himself chief designer at Givenchy, remaining in the position for the following five years. In 2010, McQueen committed suicide … Continue reading

Gaga: Five Foot Two.

Gaga: Five Foot Two.

I’ve been a longstanding Gaga fanatic since Fame Monster landed back in 2009, finding myself captivated by her angsty ballads such as Brown Eyes and Speechless. It was an album that defined my last long summer of freedom before heading off to university. When Born This Way arrived two years later I was once again won over by the mainstream singles, meanwhile falling … Continue reading

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.

An intensely observational documentary, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami is Sophie Fiennes’ ambitious exploration of the icon and the enigma that is Grace Jones. Combining striking stage performances with more intimate footage of Jones in hotel rooms, dressing rooms and in her native home of Jamaica, Sophie Fiennes’ bold approach to her equally bold subject creates a … Continue reading

Whitney: Can I Be Me.

Whitney: Can I Be Me.

Whitney Houston has been a powerful presence in my life since I was about ten years old. I came to love her music through singing lessons during high school. Although my love of her music has grown into something of a guilty pleasure, my adoration for her talent has remained consistent. Nick Broomfield, turns his … Continue reading

All This Panic.

All This Panic.

Shot over three years, Jenny Gage’s All This Panic is a monumental achievement; a glorious meditation on the awkward and undefined transition between childhood and adulthood. Focussing on the changing lives of a small handful of Brooklyn girls, it is a heartbreakingly nostalgic documentary, which expertly captures those bizarre, minor, authentic details that define the … Continue reading