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Check out our exclusive polaroids of Marc Bolan as ‘AngelHeaded Hipster’ nears release

As a new documentary prepares to document the life of Marc Bolan, take a look at these exclusive snaps of the rocker's private life.

By Nick Reilly

Marc Bolan of T. Rex sits in grass playing an electric guitar
Marc Bolan of T. Rex. (Picture: Press)

As fans of Marc Bolan & T-Rex gear up for the release of new documentary AngelHeaded Hipster, Rolling Stone UK can share a selection of never-before-seen polaroids that offer an original glance at the singer’s private life.

Directed and written by Ethan Silverman, the film is a fresh look at the creativity of the late glam rock pioneer, with interviews featuring David BowieU2Nick CaveElton John and more.

In our exclusive photos, Bolan is seen relaxing at home, with his distinctive curly hair and pout on display. Other photos show a similarly moody pose from the late singer’s girlfriend Gloria Jones, while the presence of the same background suggests both took it in turns to take each other’s photo.

Produced by Bill Curbishley, the BMG Production is described as “a celebration of Marc Bolan, combined with a behind-the-scenes look at the tribute album of the same name released in 2020″.

Archive and new interviews as well as performance footage are combined with old footage to trace the T.Rex frontman’s life from his teenage years digging through Carnaby Street dustbins with Bowie to his death in a car crash in September 1977 aged 29.

AngelHeaded Hipster… is released in UK cinemas on 22 September and will be available to watch on home entertainment from 6 November. It had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in June.

Ethan Silverman said: “Bill Curbishley and I want to move Marc Bolan from footnote to headline. While still a beloved figure in the UK and amongst some musicians and music fans, we feel he never received his due especially considering his enduring influence.

“Marc Bolan’s unique spin on Rock’n’roll, use of rhythm, poetic wordplay, and gender fluid fearlessness deserve a fresh look. This film is neither a biopic nor a ‘making of’ documentary, rather it is a celebration of creativity looking backward and forward at the same time.”