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Daniel Brühl IS late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld in Disney's 'Kaiser Karl'

[quote]Daniel Brühl is set to star as late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld in “Kaiser Karl,” the anticipated Disney+ original series. The show is currently shooting in France, Monaco and Italy.

[quote]The six-part series will chronicle the rise of Karl Lagerfeld through the world of 1970s Parisian high fashion. The series will also explore the rivalry between Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent’s partner Pierre Berge, as well as his love story with Jacques de Bascher. Along with depicting the clan rivalries and ego battles of the high fashion world, the series will also portray the epic partying and decadence, tragic love affairs and friendships which marked Lagerfeld’s life.

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by Anonymousreply 34June 11, 2024 8:59 PM

Is there something for Colton?

by Anonymousreply 1March 8, 2023 5:44 PM

I am fanning the FLAMES of my faggotry!

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by Anonymousreply 2March 8, 2023 7:49 PM

He will be fanning the flames of his f*ggotry!

by Anonymousreply 3March 8, 2023 8:23 PM

I don't and won't have Disney +. If this turns out anything like Murphy's "Halston", it will be a badly-acted, and not-so-accurate piece of fluff, whose greatest redeeming quality is its visual appeal. If only the rest of the components of Murphy's projects could be as good the work of his design departments.

Anyway, I can't imagine it will be that interesting or accurate, given the platform.

by Anonymousreply 4March 8, 2023 11:17 PM

[quote]as well as his love story with Jacques de Bascher

Damn, he was sexy. Some newbie twink will get this role, no doubt.

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by Anonymousreply 5March 9, 2023 4:57 AM

I’m here for this. Daniel Brühl is unexplainably sexy.

by Anonymousreply 6March 9, 2023 5:20 AM

He would be sexier if he had some lips.

by Anonymousreply 7March 9, 2023 5:30 AM

Brühl?? Nein! Matthias Schweighöfer? Jawohl!!

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by Anonymousreply 8March 9, 2023 5:47 AM

[quote] Matthias Schweighöfer

He looks very Hiddlestonesque at R8.

by Anonymousreply 9March 9, 2023 6:35 AM

All six episodes out today on Hulu, anyone watching? Show has been renamed to "Becoming Karl Lagerfeld", guess "Kaiser Karl" spooked some in the focus group.

by Anonymousreply 10June 7, 2024 5:06 PM

Binging on Hulu this weekend. I've been looking forward to this.

by Anonymousreply 11June 7, 2024 5:32 PM

Is Herr Bruhl a homosexualist?

by Anonymousreply 12June 7, 2024 5:41 PM

r12 A DLer in the know told me years ago that he's straight, just hyper-focused on his career, to an almost pathological degree. So he can come across as off/closeted sometimes because of that.

by Anonymousreply 13June 7, 2024 5:46 PM

Two episodes in. Entertaining, sexy, and the production design is magnifique.

by Anonymousreply 14June 7, 2024 6:11 PM

r14 Thanks, I'll give it a go. Do they converse in English?

by Anonymousreply 15June 7, 2024 6:13 PM

My default setting was dubbed, but I changed to to French with English closed captions because dubbing drives me up a wall. There's some German, as Dietrich's in the second episode.

by Anonymousreply 16June 7, 2024 6:23 PM

[quote] Dietrich's in the second episode.

Her corpse must be so rotted now.

by Anonymousreply 17June 7, 2024 6:35 PM

He looks like a composite of every 80s teenage heart throb, a little Corey Feldman/Haim, a little Sean Astin, some River Phoenix.

I think he was made in a lab.

by Anonymousreply 18June 7, 2024 6:42 PM

Lagerfeld never had sex with de Bascher (what a missed opportunity). Was Kunty Karl asexual? Sex repulsed?

by Anonymousreply 19June 8, 2024 4:57 AM

He was one of those aesthetes like myself who love the idea of sex, just not so much the actual execution of it.

by Anonymousreply 20June 8, 2024 5:06 AM

Feeling very seen, r20!

by Anonymousreply 21June 8, 2024 6:13 AM

Not, r1, maybe some years ago he could have played those porno twinks Karl travelled around in the Riviera, but not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 22June 8, 2024 8:09 AM

Five minutes into the premiere and I'm already obsessed! Had to immediately look up the director (Jérôme Salle) because the camera moves so beautifully. And it's lit for the gods, too. Can we please get that lighting Oscar already? It's crazy what the lighting masters are doing these days; a show like this would have looked so drab without their innovations even a decade ago.

Also, I had completely forgotten my darling Théodore Pellerin was in this, what a pleasant surprise. I keep rewinding the scenes to see his facial expressions again, I can already see it's going to take me forever to finish this show.

by Anonymousreply 23June 8, 2024 6:23 PM

Brühl on being wooed by Pellerin.

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by Anonymousreply 24June 8, 2024 6:50 PM

r24 Oh my god, thank you for that, how cute is that? But also, as Daniel rightfully points out, a clever way to start their characters' relationship, get in the role immediately. This boy better go places, he stole every scene he was in recently in Franklin as well.

by Anonymousreply 25June 8, 2024 7:10 PM

Another Pellerin fan, who immediately stood out in Franklin (though not enough for me to stick with it).

Daniel Brühl is so damn ugly, but that fits for Lagerfeld, who was no looker.

by Anonymousreply 26June 9, 2024 4:49 AM

I can't judge Daniel's attractiveness objectively because I kinda look like him. But those extreme closeup shots aren't doing him any favours, what with all those moles. I swear they powdered his hands as well to make them look more pallid and more like Karl's.

Pellerin's beautiful doe eyes are hiding a fierceness behind them that is so characteristic of Québécois gays. Of all the gays in the world that are not to be fucked with, they are not to be fucked with the most. At least that's been my personal experience.

by Anonymousreply 27June 9, 2024 5:27 AM

The production design is so densely good that I'm going to be watching it several times.

by Anonymousreply 28June 9, 2024 10:44 AM

This is a great book about Karl and Yves and their early years. If you like the show, you would enjoy this book. Here it is in PDF

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by Anonymousreply 29June 9, 2024 10:31 PM

Finished it over the weekend. It loses momentum a bit in the final episode, but it's overall a great series that's worth watching. Also wondering if they left it open for a second round given how it ends.

by Anonymousreply 30June 10, 2024 1:53 PM

I made it to episode 4 and then gave up. I found it plodding and slow. Did not care about any of the characters and the creepy guy stalking Karl gave me the icks. I did agree with Dietrich - that blue/red outfit was hideous.

by Anonymousreply 31June 11, 2024 6:23 PM

[quote]Also wondering if they left it open for a second round given how it ends.

I believe so. I was surprised how open ended it was. I guess if they get a second season it will tackle his Chanel years and the illness and death of Jacques.

by Anonymousreply 32June 11, 2024 6:50 PM

Isn’t it time for the Aspie troll to surface? What with all the talk of eyes…

by Anonymousreply 33June 11, 2024 7:21 PM

I loved his original scent. I couldn't afford it, but I'd rip those samples out of magazines like GQ. Then use the strips as a bookmarks.

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by Anonymousreply 34June 11, 2024 8:59 PM
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