Martin Scorsese’s New York Dolls Singer Doc Will get Trailer: Watch
The Martin Scorsese documentary centered on New York Dolls lead singer David Johansen, titled Character Disaster: One Evening Solely, has acquired its first trailer together with its Showtime premiere date on Friday, April 14th.
The preliminary clip presents a glimpse at a January 2020 efficiency by the wildly influential New York artist, who donned his swing-influenced, ’80s persona Buster Poindexter, on the metropolis’s uptown cabaret, Café Carlyle. Johansen spells out the present’s distinctive conceit rapidly by telling the viewers, “We determined we might do Buster Poindexter, that’s me, singing the songs of David Johansen, that’s me. And so right here we’re, each of us.”
The preview guarantees double the warmth as Johansen’s two converged on-stage acts sort out new interpretations of “Frenchette” from his 1978 self-titled solo album, “Coronary heart of Gold” from 1981’s Right here Comes the Evening, and extra. The movie additionally appears to seize the pure duality inside the singer, who at one level dismissively calls himself “a one-hit surprise twice,” and refers to his career-making 1987 single “Sizzling Sizzling Sizzling” because the “bane of my existence,” then later cheekily tells the group, “I’m such a sentimental previous idiot.” Watch the complete trailer under.
Character Disaster: One Evening Solely was co-directed by Scorsese and his frequent collaborator David Tedeschi, who filmed the New York Dolls frontman’s solo live performance at Café Carlyle and compiled archival interviews and pictures, with some filmed by David Johansen’s daughter, Leah Hennessey. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer served as govt producers.
The documentary, which initially premiered on the 2022 New York Movie Pageant, will debut through Showtime on April 14th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. It streams concurrently.
As for the long-defunct New York Dolls, the proto-punk rock legends misplaced founding guitarist and piano participant Sylvain Sylvain in 2021.