• Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:33:56View | Delete

    Thank you, Lazer!

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:33:40View | Delete

    Thanks, Elliott!

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:32:11View | Delete

    Thank you very much, Lisa. Have a great evening, everyone. If you would like to find out more about the film, go to http://www.jobriaththemovie.com

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:30:45View | Delete

    Siouxsie Sioux is a fan, The Pet SHop Boys. We did contact Gladys. She had no memory of it, which is not surprising.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:30:08View | Delete

    Well, thank you all for being here. I enjoyed myself. Any further questions?

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:23:28View | Delete

    Pretty much, yes. I mean, he was getting by doing what he was doing, but there came a point where he was too sick to go out and perform.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:22:19View | Delete

    Jerry Brandt holds the publishing to his music.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:21:54View | Delete

    I thought he was wonderfully talented. I wanted to tell his story for many reasons, but if the music wasn’t good, I wouldn’t have made this film.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:20:39View | Delete

    For those who don’t know to what we’re referring- Jobriath’s father went into his apartment after he died and destroyed pretty much everything in the place, costumes, sheet music, etc.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:18:04View | Delete

    Yes, Jobriath died without a will, so everything went to his parents.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:17:37View | Delete

    Oh, and let me correct you, LazerWolf. John Paul Jones did not produce any of Jobriath’s music. He just played bass on a couple tracks.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:16:54View | Delete

    We reached out to Peyer Frampton. I spoke to Peter who told me that he didn’t even remember working on the album and that he probably just did it as a favor to Eddie Kramer and likely didn’t even work in the studio when Jobriath was there. I am about 99% sure that the same goes for JPJ, who I know also worked with Eddie.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:13:41View | Delete

    No need to apologize. Happy to answer any questions. As far as my research could find, Bowie was only marginally aware of Jobriath and really didn’t care one way or another. I spoke to a lot of people on both sides because the sets for the Paris Opera House show were rumored to have been stolen and used for the Diamond Dogs tour. There are people in both Bowie’s and Jobriath’s camps who have differing opinions about that. Some say (in both camps) that Bowie was threatened by Jobriath and others say (also in both camps) that Bowie barely knew about him.

    I think Angie Bowie said it best when I asked her about it. She told me, “If David had been threatened by Jobriath, he would have co-opted him and produced his next album, like he did with Iggy and Lou Reed.” I think that says it all.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:06:48View | Delete

    Yes, he knew. He knew about 18 months or so before he died. He was trying to take care of himself as best as he possibly could and he also had a crisis intervention worker from GMHC who visited him and who we interview in the film.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 18:03:20View | Delete

    No, Jerry did not do that. Jerry told me there was no advance for the 2nd album when I interviewed him. I’d asked because that is what he’s been accused of absconding with to open the Erotic Circus. I found out shortly after interviewing him that there actually WAS an advance for the 2nd album, $40K. Now, did Jerry use that $40K to open the Erotic Circus? I don’t know. Maybe, maybe not. However, did Jerry put a huge amount of money into Jobriath over and above what Elektra gave him? Most definitely. He raised a lot more money than was budgeted by the label. So if he felt that taking that advance was in a way payback for what he’d put into it, could you blame him?

    This is all speculation re: what money was used where. I’m just trying to put it into perspective.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 17:58:29View | Delete

    We are working on a VOD/DVD release for 2013, yes. I’m also trying to manage a small theatrical release along with that, but it may be day and date with a VOD release. Everyone who wants to see Jobriath A.D. should have a chance to do so in 2013!

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 17:49:39View | Delete

    I’d love to see Pop Star staged at some point. As far as Sunday Brunch, I’m not certain anything but the title song survived the “purge.”

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 17:48:55View | Delete

    I think that, had he lived, Jobriath could have been Michael Feinstein instead of Michael Feinstein. That sort of musical resurgence was right around the corner and was going to happen in a big way with Linda Rondstadt re-introducing those songs to a new audience with “What’s New?”

    Both of Jobriath’s parents are dead. He had three brothers, the oldest of which died and another who did not wish to speak about him, so I relied on Willie, his youngest brother, who was wonderful.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 17:46:23View | Delete

    Popstar is about the biggest pop war in th world who decides he’s board and wants to retire. He finds out his manager has stolen all his money. They argue and, in a rage, the pop star murders his manager and flees to a tropical island where he re-invents himself as a cabaret owner/performer. He meets a woman with whom he falls in love, but she’s addicted to fame, so he decides to return to the states to stand trial for the murder to please her.

  • Kieran Turner commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Jobriath A.D.

    2012-08-13 17:44:32View | Delete

    The Misanthrope. He also wrote two original musicals- Popstar and Sunday Brunch. Popstar is wonderful, as it’s a thinly veiled re-telling of his and Jerry’s relationship.

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