|Creator:||Todd Haynes (Director)|
|Country of Origin:||UK, USA|
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Set mostly in flashback in 1970s England, Velvet Goldmine charts the volatile relationship between rock stars Brian Slade (reportedly based on David Bowie and played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and Curt Wild (reportedly based on Iggy Pop and played by Ewan McGregor).
Many fannish terms and expressions developed from the film's more memorable lines, many of which themselves came directly from the works of Oscar Wilde. Wilde also features very briefly as a character in the opening scenes.
Velvet Goldmine Fandom
From May 2004-May 2005, Varda the Message ran "A Daily Dose of Velvet Goldmine Trivia", which has been indexed. Topics covered included:
Script vs Film
Real Life Parallels
Rock & Roll History
Who's (Supposedly) Who
Slang & Briticisms
Obsessive Viewing Observations
Six Degrees of Cinema (actors in other films with VG actors)
Varda the Message effectively takes the place of pre-LiveJournal fansites which have unfortunately disappeared, such as the noteworthy Venus, The Velvet Goldmine Fan Planet and Kay's Velvet Goldmine Site.
- satellite of love
- prettyboys.net (now defunct)