- Dec 13, 2017
This film is just one massive troll, isn't it?
Source:The Warner. Bros film — which smashed opening weekend records with an international haul of $234 million — uses Glitter's 1972 hit "Rock and Roll Part 2" in a lengthy and pivotal scene, in which Joaquin Phoenix dances down a long flight of stairs and transforms into the iconic character.
Glitter, 75 — real name Paul Gadd — had huge success in the 1970s and 1980s as a star of Britain's glam rock scene, but fell dramatically from grace in the late 1990s after being arrested for downloading child pornography. In 2015, he was found guilty of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of having sex with a girl under the age of 13, and sentenced to 16 years in prison.