If you have been deliberating about investing in a VPN (A virtual private network that extends a private network across a public network and enables users to watch media in other countries) then this may be the time to sign up for one. There can be no better reason than it’s the only way to watch WAKE UP PUNK a brand new documentary featuring the UK’s other royal queen Dame Vivienne Westwood which is only been streamed in the UK
A synopsis for Wake Up Punk reads: “With a fusion of documentary and magical realism, the film captures the intimate moments between Vivienne and her two sons Ben and Joe as they candidly discuss their own relationship with Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and stories from the punk era.”
We’ll admit that the reviews in the UK for the film have been “less than encouraging” . One says If only Askew’s documentary was as interesting as its chief contributor Westwood. But Westwood and her sons all denounced Lorna Tucker‘s 2018 Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist as it was to focus on Westwood’s social, political, and environmental campaign work, but the resulting documentary shows little evidence of this. So in lieu of any other documentary being made on one of the most influential figures in fashion in the last century, we still want to take in every single scene.
Its focus is on Joe Corré, the son of Vivienne Westwood, and the late Malcolm McLaren, who was the original creator of the Agent Provocateur lingerie brand. More controversial was the way he publicly burned – back in 2016 – a huge trove of punk memorabilia in his possession said to be worth £5m. People still question Corré’s motive for such a grand public gesture whether he was putting an end to the whole punk movement or was it simply a cry of psychological pain at being cut out of his father’s will, as the film comes close to hinting?
WAKE UP PUNK can be streamed through the UK ONLY version of these apps
Labels: 2022, documentary, Joe Corre, Malcom McLaren, Punk, Vivienne Westwood
1 thought on “WAKE UP PUNK: Vivienne Westwood & her two sons with stories from the Punk Era”
I read lots of great reviews including brilliant buy Danny Boyal excellent screen daily and the one in https://louderthanwar.com/wake-up-punk-a-film-by-nigel-askew-film-review/ and this posted review looks excellent, then what newspaper was gonna give a good review after they slagged of Joe Corre
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