Superb! I was lucky enough to see this title at a film festival in May 2019. It was not only one of the highlights of the festival for me, but an impressively poignant piece of cinema, that remains firm in my heart and emotional pride even to this day.Sadly, it didn't win an (thoroughly deserved) accolade or accreditation at the festival I attended, especially after making such a profound impact on my personal experience of movie and documentary entertainment, but I am pleased to find it continues to be rightfully acclaimed, and I have no doubts that it will continue to serve as an important benchmark in storytelling.An inspiring and heart warming true story about a Welsh wrestling athlete, who broke down barriers and wasn't afraid to both walk the line.... and cross it, flamboyantly no less, back when nobody dared do anything but conform to what 'society' deemed 'acceptable.'A hero and a trend-setter for generations to come.All beautifully portrayed and masterfully documented, giving this tale, and its protagonist, a righteous passage into welsh history and, ultimately, serving as the (ironically fitting) 'magnificent' platform to etch both into legend.Fantastic viewing. Not to be missed.
This gave me an insight in to a world I've never been exposed to. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish!
Watched this with my partner over the Christmas break. We had no idea who Adrian was but wanted to watch as I had read about it in Slam Wrestling review and it was recommended. If you love glam rock and wrestling you really will enjoy this. Adrian's music is the soundtrack throughout and is really just a down to earth insight into his career, spoken by the man himself. From what we've read, Adrian worked very closely on the documentary and approved it so everything that is in it is authentic. It's not a high budget production, but if you love genuine stories of remarkable people then this should be on your 2021 playlist. There's no hollywood pizzaz or nonsense. Just a real, raw, inspirational documentary as it should be.
This Doco has been over-rated IMO becausae of the subject matter. And he has been misinterpreted IMO as well. The quality is not that good - disjointed and not that clear about the story - too much glamour and not enough substance. Adrian was a trailblazer no doubrt, but he did all that as a marketing gimmick. And it worked so well because of who he was, and that he was a natural. But overall I think they could have done a much better if it wasnt so much about emotion and 'empowerment', and was more about the substance of the story. A recent film about Elton John also failed because of the same approach.