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Prince: Purple Rain (15)

Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 30 August 1984

PRINCE loves to pout. To press together his moist, full lips while throwing a sulky, sensuous stare with his big eyes. Even more, he loves to sit astride a powerful new motorbike, angrily kick-start it with a tiny, booted foot, and speed into the distance. And, of course, he loves to perform. With Purple Rain, he's constructed a feature film in which he can do all three, dominating the screen with those favourite poses.

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