Unauthorized and Proud of it:Ilko Davidov
Todd Loren's Rock'N'Roll Comics
2005, 80 min
Women's Building Sat, May 13, 7p Buy
A chronicle of Todd Loren, the controversial publisher of unauthorized comic
book biographies of rock stars. Despite his success, Loren’s inconsistent
and frequently insufferable behavior created legions of enemies. At the height
of his success, Loren was fatally stabbed, and his murder officially remains unsolved.
Despite Rock ‘n’ Roll Comics being largely derided by
others in the comic book industry and hated by the music business for its “Unauthorized
and Proud of It” motto, Loren won a landmark court case that established First Amendment protections for comic books.
Unauthorized inter-splices Rock ‘n’ Roll
Comic art, original music by Elvis Costello and Mojo Nixon, interviews with
Alice Cooper, Cynthia Plaster Caster and others, to show this story through the eyes of those who lived it.