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Privilege PG rating

An exalted pop star holds the country's youth in his thrall, but secretly his popularity is being carefully managed by the state.

Science Fiction 1967 103 mins

Director: Peter Watkins


Paul Jones (Manfred Mann) plays Steven Shorter, the biggest pop star of his day, whose endorsement influences the actions of the masses. In reality, though, he is a puppet whose popularity is carefully managed by government-backed handlers keen to keep the country's youth under control.

From celebrated director Peter Watkins (Culloden, The War Game) and also starring 60s supermodel Jean Shrimpton, Privilege is a rousing, radical and disturbingly prescient cult experience.