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TELLY FROM THE ARCHIVES

Discover these hidden gems to stream now – this week we’re rewatching Cameron Crowe's 2000 comedy-drama, Almost Famous

22.07.2020

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“We are not Groupies. Groupies sleep with rock stars because they want to be near someone famous. We are here because of the music, we inspire the music. We are Band Aids.” Fangirl, groupie, Band Aid. Labels aside, Kate Hudson’s performance as the free-spirited Penny Lane in Almost Famous is majestic. Some trivia: her character was styled on model, muse and roadie Bebe Buell; whose dating history reads like an A-Z of 1970s rock history: from Mick Jagger and David Bowie to Steven Tyler. A movie role that makes you want to up sticks – with a suitcase full of gypset-style garb – and immerse yourself solely in seeking sun, fun, road trips, men you wouldn’t want to introduce to your mother and good music. 20 years later, this semi-autobiographical tale about a 15-year-old Rolling Stone writer, who finds himself on the road with a (fictional) band called Stillwater, is a love letter to a lost generation, to rock ‘n’ roll, to what it means to feel truly captivated. A wild, nostalgic trip, indeed. Stream here.

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