There’s a new breed of supervillain on our screens. These narcissistic, sociopathic creatures are devoid of all humanity; the lowest of the low; cold-blooded criminal masterminds.
They destroy their clients’ integrity, pilfer their funds, ruin their lives. Yes, the humble music manager is Hollywood’s new go-to bad guy.
Watching recent cinematic music dramas, you’d be forgiven for thinking that being a dastardly, moustache-twirling scumbag is par for the course at management level.
In Danny Boyle’s Beatles romcom Yesterday, Kate McKinnon’s Debra Hammer justifies her surname, doing her best to pulverise her young singer’s dignity. A Star Is Born’s slimeball Rez Gavron (played by, confusingly, Rafi...
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