The Sparks Brothers review – Edgar Wright’s giddy tribute to the Gilbert and George of pop

The Sparks Brothers review – Edgar Wright’s giddy tribute to the Gilbert and George of pop
The fanboy director’s exhaustive doc follows Ron and Russell Mael over their 50-year career as pop’s great arch humorists

Over a whopping two hours and 20 minutes, film-maker Edgar Wright consummates a gigantic act of fanboy love for the glam art-pop duo Sparks, who hailed from California but found fame in Britain on Top of the Pops in the 1970s. Fronted by brothers Ron and Russell Mael, Sparks have continued recording and touring through good times and bad while amassing a fanatical following. Ron is the deadpan one at the piano with the Chaplin/Hitler moustache, and Russell the more extravagant and dishy lead singer.

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