Palm Pictures acquires Leigh Bowery documentary
Palm Pictures and in-house label Arthouse Films have acquired worldwide distribution rights to Charles Atlas's documentary The Legend of Leigh Bowery. The films follows the life of fashion designer and '80s gay club icon Leigh Bowery, who played host at legendary London nightclub Taboo. (Boy George will play Bowery in the upcoming Broadway musical Taboo.) Palm is planning a November 21 release in New York for the film, which explores Bowery's outrageous and rebellious lifestyle as an artists' muse, Taboo habitue, and costume designer for the Michael Clark Dance Co., juxtaposed with his strict religious upbringing.