The Film: Glam rock is the focus of Todd Haynes pic about a newspaper reporter (Christian Bale) looking at the life of musos Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and Curt Wild.
A patchy but usually effective peek at the madder side of rock that features solid work by Bale, Meyers and McGregor.
The Role: Wild, the main influence for Slade, who loved to indulge in crazed antics on stage, who is always looking to shove the boundaries of what's acceptable.
Tackle Out? McGregor proves that it's entirely possible - nay, essential - to rock out with your cock out.
It's full-frontal ago-go as Wild lives up to his name.