NEW YORK DOLL

Punk glam-rock band the New York Dolls made a big splash from 1972 to 1975, but infighting and drug use broke up the band. Lead singer David Johansen had a successful solo career, but others, like bass guitarist Arthur "Killer" Kane, weren't so lucky. Arthur was plagued by drinking problems and depression, and a failed suicide attempt ultimately led him to become a Mormon. He eventually got a job at the Mormon Family History Library and was leading a quiet, contented life. Then while curating the 2004 Meltdown Festival in London, Morrissey tried to reunite the remaining members of the Dolls (Kane, Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain), and this documentary by Greg Whiteley charts Kane's wary step back into the spotlight. Heartrending at times but pretty damn fabulous.

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