Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
You don’t need to be a dead rockstar to be martyred anymore! Rocketman (the film) is being released May 31, documenting Elton John’s rise to fame. Bohemian Rhapsody (the film) came out last year, depicting Freddie Mercury’s tribulations. This is It and Leaving Neverland offer some disturbingly different accounts of Michael Jackson’s career. The Dirt (Motley Crue film) was torn to shreds for its authenticity shortly after its release. Compare and contrast rockumentary films and discuss what impact these glorified stories have on fans. Does it matter whether a rockstar is alive or dead when the film is made?