26 August 2016

Movie Review: Telstar, the Joe Meek Story


This movie wraps modern cultural history, modern music and gay history all into neat biopic. The movie is about the life of Joe Meek, a gay, manic depressive, music producer who was responsible for Telstar, Have I the Right? and Johnny Remember Me. And yes, that's Kevin Spacey, who plays a supporting role.

If you are interested in a snapshot of his life, please feel free to watch the movie. I discovered that surviving family members of some of the guys who dated Meek in the movie were all outraged by the insinuation that their family members were gay.

What I thought was interesting is how the powers of creativity work and operate through someone who also struggled with depression and paranoia. The Joe Meek story ends tragically but it's an interesting study on human relations.

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