25 years of Kylie

Title:
25 years of Kylie
NFSA ID:
1558372
Year:
2012
Courtesy:
Nine Network
Category:
Access fees

This short news report from Richard Wilkins is about Kylie celebrating 25 years in the music business in 2012 by releasing a new box set of singles, titled K25, and announcing two live shows featuring her B-sides.

The footage includes a brief package of career highlights with shots from Kylie’s 2011 Aphrodite concerts, a tour where she lived up to her reputation as a consummate stage performer with iconic costumes (such as the star headdress) and flawless choreography.

This news story aired one week after her performance at the 2012 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and we see footage of her having fun on the night with parade-goers. What the short segment exemplifies is Kylie’s wholly natural and self-effacing personality, despite being a major international superstar, and her devotion among the gay community.

Her status as a gay icon is well documented and, as can be seen from the clip, it is a role she fully embraces, getting among the crowd and making herself accessible to her fans. Parade participants are dressed in some of her iconic costumes, a mark of her status within the community.

Wilkins wraps up the story by referencing Kylie’s longevity and the strength of her brand, indicating that her career is still going strong.