Gary Glitter’s classic song ‘Rock and Roll Part 2’ plays in a key scene of the new ‘Joker’ movie with Joaquin Phoenix. An outcry arises over its inclusion because Mr. Glitter (AKA Paul Francis Gadd) is a convicted pedophile. But that same iconic tune is on the playlist of nearly every high school and college marching band in the nation.
Stephen Galloway at HollywoodReporter.com offers praise for the near-pornographic violence in the new film, ‘Joker’ with Joaquin Phoenix. Like Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 ‘A Clockwork Orange’, which garnered an X rating, and a public outcry, the visceral impact of Joker sickens, yet packs a moral punch unlike anything in recent memory.