Lennon Naked

Synopsis: In 1964 a reluctant John Lennon is persuaded by manager Brian Epstein to meet Freddie, the father who abandoned him 17 years earlier, with the press in attendance. The meeting is short and bitter. Three years later Epstein is dead and John invites Freddie to his mansion but again things turn sour, due to Freddie's drinking and insulting Mimi, the aunt who raised John. The Beatles set up Apple records but the press are hostile and Lennon's comment that 'we're more popular than Jesus' doesn't help. Rows with long-suffering wife Cynthia lead to marital breakdown and John's meeting Japanese performance artist Yoko Ono. Family history is repeated as Lennon leaves Cynthia and their son Julian for Ono, by whom he has a second son, Sean. In 1969 John returns his M.B.E. in protest at England's support for the Vietnam War while his stunts with Yoko Ono to promote peace alienate the press. Some months later he disbands the Beatles to the other members' annoyance and, after arguments with Paul McC
Director(s): Edmund Coulthard
Production: Warner Home Video
82 min

You're talking out of your arse, John.

You don't know the facts.

The fact is,

you fucked off when I was six.

What other fact is there?

-It was your decision, son.


What are you talking about?

I left it up to you.

Come in, sit down, son. Have a drink.

I can't believe we're both here

in this room together.

Seventeen bloody years.

-Get him a drink, you.



I need it.

Sit down, John.

Say your piece.

In a word, don't believe

what people say about me.

-I've had a bad press all me life.

-I'll bear that in mind.

Where did you learn that

snotty crap from? Him?


Last chance to change your mind.

You go ahead.

You know he gets it from me,

don't you, the music?

No stranger to the stage, me.

# You've no way of knowing

# There's no way of showing

# What you mean to me, Sonny Boy #

Told you I'd make him laugh, didn't I?

Now, for heaven's sakes, sit down, son.

Well, with your ambition fulfilled,

we have to be leaving.

He hasn't even sat down yet.

You've not even sat down, John.

I've not sat down since 1 962.

Gentlemen, it's been a pleasure.

You look after yourself, John.

I do, yeah. That's right.

I can see your mother in you.

Funny when you think about it.

Me in the movies

and him a kitchen porter.



Even by their own quick standards,

the Beatles will always look back

to 1964 as a top pop year.

And if the fans

used to think

MBE stood for Mr Brian Epstein,

now they know better.

Is it true they made

a million dollars on this tour,

somebody asks?

But the Beatles just smile

and drive off, unworried.

55, 000 Americans

clamoured for tickets for a Sunday show

in a hall holding less than 800.

Earlier today,

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