50 years in 50 weeks: 1998's Bacon & Craig's

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Thursday October 14, 2021
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50 years in 50 weeks: 1998's Bacon & Craig's

As he bids farewell to his years-long role as James Bond in the action franchise's latest, No Time to Die, let's look back to Daniel Craig's earlier years in cinema.

In our October 8, 1998 issue, film writer Gary Morris reviewed John Maybury's Love is the Devil, the dark biopic about painter Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi), whose ultra queer life included a passionate and sometimes violent affair with his muse, George Dyer, described in the article as "a model, fucktoy, and butch Boy Friday... Daniel Craig plays the character as a desperate, demented Trillby whose immersion in [the arts] scene he has no real part in drives him to abusive rent boys, drink, and drugs."

He also gets naked. Call us shaken and stirred.

Enjoy more vintage B.A.R fun at https://archive.org/details/bayareareporter

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