Film Review: WESTWOOD: Punk, Icon, Activist (UK 2018) ***

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The first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles – and her legacy.


Lorna Tucker

The Westwood mentioned here is Dame Vivienne Westwood, fashion’s notorious rebel.  Westwood defined the British Fashion scene for 40 years and she is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time.  Her partner at the time was Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren.

The film begins with Westwood speaking freely to the camera.  Director Tuckers knows her subject’s quaint personality and instead of asking questions with her answering lets her do the talking. “I do not like to answer questions,” she confesses to the camera. “Terribly boring.”  But Tuckers does ask her tot all about the Sex Pistols…

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