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In Rated Reads this week, why ABBA is the most cinematic band ever, an interview with the artist Grayson Perry and much more.
As the iconic foursome, ABBA, make a comeback with their new album ‘Voyage’, Dazed takes a look back at the band’s cinematic highpoints, from ABBA: The Movie to Bergman Island, via Paul Verhoeven and Spike Lee.
Baz Luhrmann’s cult remake of Shakespeare’s historic tragedy had LEWKS both in 1996 and now. With the Montagues and Capulets dressed in Prada and Gucci, Lurhmann’s sumptuous dramatic style and “created world” of Verona was the perfect backdrop for the timeless movie.
i-D takes a look at why the fashion pieces in the film still stand today, 25 years on.
Grayson Perry on art, cats – and the meaning of life: ‘If you don’t have self doubt, you’re not trying hard enough’
Turner-winning artist Grayson Perry answers Guardian readers’ questions on everything from class and gender identity to whether he can still make controversial art in this new interview. From questions that ask how he defines ‘normal’ to his upbringing and future work, this is a great read for Perry fans.
Vogue celebrates the casting of Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie as superheroes in the new Eternals movie. “I’m pleasantly surprised to see them shine in a notoriously ageist Hollywood”, Michelle Ruiz writes.
Hayek’s character Ajak rules over the 10 Eternals – including the traditional male hero, Icarus, played by Richard Madden. “Colour me shocked that Ikarus isn’t Ajak’s appointed deputy either. That would be (38-year-old) Gemma Chan, as Sersi, the de facto soul of the group. Further post-Eternals googling revealed that another standout cast member – Walking Dead actress Lauren Ridloff, appearing as the super-speedy Makkari, Marvel’s first deaf superhero – is 43″. A new age for Hollywood in more ways than one beckon, perhaps? It’s long overdue.