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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Andrew Logan
Michael Davies
Ruby Wax
Brian Eno.
Directors
Jes Benstock.
Screenwriters
Running Time
97 minutes

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The British Guide To Showing Off
Miss World is not enough


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Plot
Artist and provocateur Andrew Logan is the man behind London's Alternative Miss World Show, a chaotic fashion show like no other. Jes Benstock's documentary explores the mad, bad and flamboyantly OTT world Logan created back in 1972.


Review
The British Guide To Showing Off
If you're looking for a place where Ruby Wax, Lord Denning and Brian Eno collide after hours, this documentary on sculptor/artist Andrew Logan and his Alternative Miss World competition is probably your only bet. To say it illustrates the ‘novel’ history of some (loosely termed) costumes and contenders over the past 40 years is an understatement — as a vision, the Alternative Miss World idea makes DalÍ look like a painter decorator. It is what fans might dream Ab Fab would resemble if it were real life: fashionistas, garish outfits, Richard O’Brien, Simon Callow, Julian Clary… The cinematic event of the year, sweetie. Except it’s not. A hoot, nonetheless.


Verdict
Benstock's sideways look at the world of alternative fashion is funny, fabulous and fittingly batty.


Reviewed by Eve Barlow

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