Velvet Goldmine (1998) is a British drama film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes set in Britain during the glam rock days of the early 1970s; it tells the story of the fictional pop star Brian Slade. Sandy Powell received a BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design and was nominated in the same category for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. The film utilizes a non-linear structure to interweave the vignettes of the various characters.
Gay British journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is writing an article about the withdrawal from public life of the bisexual glam rock star Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), speaking with those who had a part in the entertainer's career. As each person recalls their thoughts, it becomes the introduction of the vignette for that particular segment in Slade's personal and professional life. Part of the story involves Stuart's family's reaction to his sexuality.