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The Evening Standard NOVEMBER 11, 2011 - by Derek Malcolm
THE BRITISH GUIDE TO SHOWING OFF
The artist Andrew Logan clearly loves dressing up for a special occasion - but he doesn't seem a natural self-promoter in Jes Benstock's lively documentary. His special occasions are the Alternative Miss World Shows which he mounts annually, often without sponsorship, thus creating a little world for pathological show-offs that is all their own.
David Hockney judged the first competition; David Bowie couldn't get into the second; Derek Jarman won the third. All sorts of strange semi-celebrities have cavorted down the years. Brian Eno says Logan ought to have won the Turner Prize by now, and after watching this film you can certainly think of less worthy recipients. It's a real celebration of camp British eccentricity, and it refutes Logan's assertion that the world has gone totally grey.