Becky is the lead singer of fictional girl-rock band Something She, played by a combustible Elisabeth Moss with total devotion. "Another Girl, Another Planet" is a song by English rock band the Only Ones. The film, which will premiere in New York on April 12th and in Los Angeles on April 19th, with a wider release to follow, chronicles the band’s decline as Something’s demons get out of hand. Alex Ross Perry creates a riotous, punishing portrait of a girl-rock band in freefall, with Moss as a Courtney Love-alike star and substance addict. The structure and timeline of the film can partly be blamed for that. The song is the band's most successful and has since been covered by several other performers. Love obviously can’t relate. Elisabeth Moss plays guitar and sings a grungy anthem about flirting with death in the trailer for Her Smell, a new film by Alex Ross Perry. Her blonde hair and the tone of the song, a cover of the Only Ones’ “Another Girl Another Planet,” recall Hole and Courtney Love. An energetic cover of The Only Ones’ springy guitar rock anthem Another Girl, Another Planet opens proceedings, poured out of the honeyed throat of Becky Something. Elisabeth Moss plays guitar and sings a grungy anthem about flirting with death in the trailer for Her Smell, a new film by Alex Ross Perry.
Two very different songs bookend the narrative of Her Smell.
Alex Ross Perry’s fictional punk biopic begins as a riot of viciousness, but as his heroine gets clean the film finds a stillness and purity that redeems it. Want more Rolling Stone? Elisabeth Moss as the fictional rock star Becky Something in “Her Smell.” Photo courtesy of Gunpowder & Sky. Mari Another planet. Another girl. Her Smell is perhaps more of an uncomfortable watch than an enjoyable one, giving the viewer a front row seat to Becky’s destructive behavior. For a smart-alecky director, Perry deploys a rather genuine sense of love and uplift in the final act, and in his evocation of a moment and an atmosphere, Her Smell feels devastatingly accurate. She quite literally bites each of their necks before inviting them to jam, now cutting into another band’s studio time. ), made up of real It Girls Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Dylan Gelula.
Find out about international touring programmes, BFI Film Academy: opportunities for young creatives, Get funding to progress my creative career, Search the BFI National Archive collections, Read research data and market intelligence, Search for projects funded by National Lottery, Apply for British certification and tax relief, Get help as a new filmmaker and find out about NETWORK, Find out about booking film programmes internationally. “I’ve done some really difficult things, challenging roles and challenging scenes,” Moss, who also stars in The Handmaid’s Tale and portrayed Peggy Olsen on Mad Men, said of her role in the picture to The Hollywood Reporter last year. In a 1998 Spin cover story, Courtney Love compares herself to another infamous blonde: Madonna. “I always flirt with death.” Becky whispers it twice before fully kicking into the song. It also stars Cara Delevingne as the drummer of a rival band, Gayle Rankin (Sheila the She-Wolf in GLOW) as the band Something She’s drummer, Eric Stoltz as the group’s label manager and Amber Heard as Becky Something’s arch-rival, singer Zelda. The vérité documentation of that journey is exhilarating but grueling to sit through, especially when the film portrays her maternal instincts, or lack thereof. And yet, she is given chance after chance after chance. But Deyn in particular is also a fine actress, casting a glassy eye on the events around her, snorting cocaine at every opportunity and nonetheless remaining the best of a bad bunch when it comes to mental stability. Film of the week: Whitney is a deeply sensitive portrait of a troubled singer, 19 films every nostalgic 90s music fan should watch, Henry Barnes , Hannah Gatward , Katherine McLaughlin , David Morrison , Lou Thomas , Samuel Wigley, Elisabeth Moss: six essential performances, Top of the Lake: China Girl review – Elisabeth Moss embodies Jane Campion’s Law, Beautiful Boy first look: the messy destruction of a father-son bond, Mandy first look: Nicolas Cage wreaks revenge at the fiery gates of hell. “Becky Something, she’s a woman,” Agyness Deyn’s character, Marielle, tells her. Sign up for our newsletter. But when we were shooting it, it was not easy.
And this was difficult. But it’s impossible to turn away from Moss, especially when she’s flashing that maniacal smile. It is the second track on their debut album, The Only Ones , released in 1978.
© Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Her Smell centers around a flirtation with death (including many career suicides), but it is also about rebirth, one that comes with its own uncertainties. Her Smell opens in New York on April 12, with nationwide screenings to follow. The supporting cast provide some counter-weight to Moss’ madness, particularly Deyn as bandmate Marielle Hell. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. CastBecky Something Elisabeth MossCassie Cara DelevingneMarielle Hell Agyness DeynDanny Dan Stevens. “It can mean an empathy, it can mean a hedonism and a libertarianism and lack of judgment.” Ultimately, Her Smell is an empathetic film that pushes self-destruction to its final lifeline and leaves no choice but self-reflection. Her face, her home, her voice – all are purified. She has absolved herself of responsibility for her infant daughter and bereft ex-husband, and her bandmates (Agyness Deyn and Gayle Rankin) watch on helplessly as she grows increasingly manic and destructive. Another planet.
Later in Her Smell, a telling transition comes: the throbbing music eases off and Becky presents as ‘clean’. As the Courtney Love-like, grunge-rock diva in the new movie “Her Smell,” Elisabeth Moss’ singing doesn’t stink. “I have many and I’ve broken a bunch,” she says. Cara Delevingne co-stars in film, which opens this spring. Ad Choices, Elisabeth Moss Is Essentially Courtney Love in the Rock’n’Roll Drama Her Smell, A daily roundup of the most important stories in music, Courtney Barnett, Alice Bag, Kathleen Hanna, More Appear on New, Watch Noname Freestyle Over Jay Electronica’s “Rough Love”, Chromeo Remix Dirty Projectors’ “Lose Your Love”: Listen, Ella Mai Returns With New Song “Not Another Love Song”: Listen, Lana Del Rey Shares New Song “Let Me Love You Like a Woman”: Listen, Dallas Library to Be Named for Power Trip’s Riley Gale, Phoebe Bridgers Launches New Label Saddest Factory, Palberta Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Before I Got Here”: Watch. She vampirically attaches herself to her new saving grace, a rising baby band called the Akergirls (Chantal Akerman reference? Something rejoins, “She’s a user.” “You’re a mother. Some things are more fun to play than others. At the end, I was incredibly fulfilled and happy that I’d done the role.
Their fanbase is dwindling, their manager Howard (Eric Stoltz) is on his last credit line during a drawn-out recording process, and Becky is somehow isolating her collaborators even more. All rights reserved.
Staged in five real-time acts over the course of a decade or so, Her Smell is not a rise and fall story so much as a perpetual downward slope. The punk has been siphoned out of her system, or at least until she’s invited for one final reunion show. Becky’s journey toward responsible motherhood is rewarding, but there’s not enough about what actually made her a great rock star, let alone a songwriter.
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