A new clip of the new David Bowie Biopic titled “Stardust” was dropped yesterday prior to its release on Friday.
The clip focuses on Johnny Flynn in the role of David Bowie as he sits in a diner speaking to his manager Ron Oberman portrayed by Marc Maron of GLOW. They enter a discussion regarding Bowie’s success, or lack thereof in the U.S. The conversation arose following Obermans difficulty in speaking to The Rolling Stones about Bowie’s style. Bowie speaks of himself as bridging the gap between Elvis and Bob Dylan. Oberman shakes off the idea as he finds it difficult to figure out where Bowie is musically.
Flynn has reportedly been the target of “homophobic abuse” since he took on the role of David Bowie in the biopic. Flynn had this to say about the abuse: ““I’m not big into social media, but I was getting a lot of violent hate mail and stuff from people saying: ‘You played him like he’s insecure. And then homophobic abuse: ‘You’re playing him all fey. Why is he wearing a dress?’” Flynn appeared largely indifferent to the comments as he has the goal of using the film to start a conversation on the subject having responded with: “It’s like the world hasn’t changed. People get upset about Harry Styles wearing a dress. So I’m happy that the film might be an education for people that breaks down some made-up version of David that they have in their mind.”
Stardust directs its attention towards the musical journey undertaken by David Bowie during the 1970s before he was “making it big with his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.” Stardust is currently available on streaming platforms throughout the U.K.
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