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Max’s Mention: The Advocate

Max’s Mention: The Advocate

Cyndi Lauper is one of several subjects in a new documentary, Who the Fuck Is That Guy?, which shows how Michael Alago — a Hispanic gay man from Brooklyn — rose to become a prominent music executive, who signed and worked with a variety of artists, including Metallica, White Zombie, Nina Simone, and Lauper.

Directed by Drew Stone, the film is also a love letter to a golden era of music in New York City — when artists like Lauper and music-lovers like Alago found community in venues like Max’s Kansas City and CBGB in the 1970s and ’80s.

Read the full interview HERE