The British Guide to Showing Off

British artist and living legend Andrew Logan, loved the world over by celebrities and misfits alike, takes us under his glittering wing and inside his outrageous, anarchic and spectacular costume pageant: the Alternative Miss World Show. As the show’s Master of Ceremonies and Ringmaster, Logan is the high priest of an esteemed congregation. He describes the Show as his most important artwork; a fabulous living sculpture that spans forty years of arts and culture. Using live observational camera, archive and exuberant animation, this documentary charts the mounting of the 2009 Show, interwoven with its history, the rise, fall and rediscovery, of both the event and the artist at its center.

The British Guide to Showing Off is a critically-acclaimed documentary, using observational filming, unique archive, exuberant animation and plenty of humour to reveal the 40 year history of The Alternative Miss World, with contributors including Andrew Logan, Brian Eno, Richard O’Brien, Zandra Rhodes and Grayson Perry.


Producer: Sue Jeffries
Supported by: Ffilm Cymru Wales


Director / Screenplay: Jes Benstock
Music composed by: Mike Roberts
Producer: Dorigen Hammond
Production Company: Living Cinema 001
CastAndrew LoganBrian EnoGrayson Perry


Running time: 98 minutes
Certificate: 15
Format: DVD
Language: English


Date: 11th November 2011

Rights / Contact: Viva Verve