Benjamin Smoke (2000)

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Documentary. A film portrayal of the Georgia-based drag queen musician Benjamin Smoke, born Robert Dickerson in 1960, who became a rock musician, playing with several different bands before forming the folk-noir band Smoke. He was brought to the attention of the film's director in 1989 by Michael Stipe, lead singer with the band REM. Dickerson died from an AIDS-related illness in 1999. The music includes "Hank Aaron"; "Hot Pearl Buttons'; "Thief"; and Patti Smith's "Death Singing".

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