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