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A bouncer stands tall at the door, taking 50p entry fees. Certain characters drift in and out, like a hazy Robert Altman movie. Clifton Kedar Williams-Stirling breaks into a phone box to steal change for the admission fee.
But McQueen and co-writer Courttia Newland prefer to move away from them and just enjoy the party. The camera mingles among the dancing couples and singletons and potential one-night stands, absorbing the pounding music of Janet Kay, Sister Sledge, and Carl Douglas. Male fingers pull female arms, gently, to them on the dancefloor, always with the possibility of something closer.
These hands, many in foreplay mode, travel across different parts of the body — mostly men clasping arses. The Third Day came to mind because these dance scenes play like an immersive theatre event. At the same time, the party exists in a beautiful vacuum, a respite from the cruel world outside. Instead, they're hanging out on the road nearby, wearing suspicious frowns or rape-y smiles.
Mangrovethe first Small Axe film, spills over with violent and systemic racism. It stares at them from afar. Yet in focusing too hard on this west London escape, scented with weed and alcohol, most of the individual characters and their conflicts fall to the side and not a lot happens. Lovers Rock is well-dressed and colourful, and the music creates a tempting, visual rhythm.
But after a while, you can have too much of nothing at all.
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