Duran Duran. Their story must be told. Or so thought David Lynch when he decided to direct the pop band’s documentary. Everything about this project seems a little tongue-in-cheek, from the effects to the name of the documentary (Unstaged), to even the band itself.
With Lynch in the director’s chair, it’s a fool’s errand to try to figure out what his goal or motivations are. Is this a self-aware effort or simply misguided? Check out the trailer above, complete with a negative effect that appears to be made with Flip Camera software. It’s difficult to tell if it’s weird and good or simply awful. So it’s classic Lynch in that regard. (Playlist)