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WATCH: Morrissey Biopic Trailer
Luke Turner , June 30th, 2017 10:39

Footage from forthcoming film online

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Before the fame and the lawsuits, before the 'colourful' views on people not as pasty as he, before the antagonist attitude towards beef burger vendors parked outside gig venues, and before a lithe young flower-snapper became a barrel-chested boor, before all that there was Steven Patrick Morrissey, a young man at school in the North West of England. This is the story that is told in England Is Mine, a forthcoming biopic of the singer for which you can watch the trailer above. The film gets its premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival on Sunday 2nd July before going on general release in August.

Paul
Jun 30, 2017 4:23pm

Best description of Morrissey today EVER.

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Neil
Jun 30, 2017 6:02pm

It's Steven not Stephen. Nice research.

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Jun 30, 2017 7:16pm

In reply to Neil:

Yes it's Steven with a V. Oh dear.

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Johnny Nothing
Jun 30, 2017 8:33pm

That actually looks pretty damn watchable to be honest.

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James
Jul 4, 2017 11:57am

Sweet saints, this looks awful. That's two minutes more of this film than I ever need to see ever again. Why do all these kind of films (Control, the Northern Soul one etc) always give such massive import and unrealistic lines to events and people who, although talented, never - and certainly when they were so young - took themselves so bloody seriously? Yes, these people went through the rough times and yes, read a lot, worked at their words and music (certainly in the case of Moz & Marr), but I doubt very much that they stood to the side of some 'picturesque' northern slum with a faraway look of incredible seriousness and reflected with their clichéd friend about the incredible importance of themselves; as opposed to just getting on with things and making themselves & the band sound good. It's just so unrealistic and false and over-dramatic. If it's all the same, I think I'll just stick with listening to the songs when I choose and watch something decent instead, like Fargo.

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Dan John
Aug 6, 2017 1:30pm

I like Morrissey even more now he annoys the left-wing people that make up the majority of the British music scene.

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