June 09, 2018
Its the time of year for documentaries. You think you are going in for some light and fluffy fashion and you leave with a scathing statement on western civilizations inhumanity. McQueen himself is fascinating. He bounced between bipolar extremes and drags a circus of talent with him in his wake. He also generates cash and fame as a byproduct, addictive to all who follow. He burns himself out – and everyone around seems to see it coming to its inevitable conclusion. Whether because of the gravy train, fear of being excommunicated by Lee, or simply not knowing what to do: the world failed him and let another man die of suicide. He had a unique vision of people and history and was able to communicate it through forms and shapes of his clothes – but he could not be saved.