Monday 23 May 2022 11:40 PM Elvis Presley's scandalous hip-shaking teased in new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's ... trends now

Monday 23 May 2022 11:40 PM Elvis Presley's scandalous hip-shaking teased in new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's ... trends now
Monday 23 May 2022 11:40 PM Elvis Presley's scandalous hip-shaking teased in new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's ... trends now

Monday 23 May 2022 11:40 PM Elvis Presley's scandalous hip-shaking teased in new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's ... trends now

On Monday, Warner Bros. Pictures "unveiled the second trailer for Baz Luhrmann's biopic Elvis - hitting UK/US theaters June 24 - which focused on The King's darker times.

The three-minute preview began by quoting President Lyndon Johnson: 'Our country itself is sick. It's lost its sense of direction even if common decency.'

Elvis Presley - played by Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor Austin Butler - got into hot water in the early 1950s for his so-called scandalous hip-shaking performances.

Hitting UK/US theaters June 24! On Monday, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled the second trailer for Baz Luhrmann's biopic Elvis, which focused on The King's darker times

Hitting UK/US theaters June 24! On Monday, Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled the second trailer for Baz Luhrmann's biopic Elvis, which focused on The King's darker times

A stern-looking man warns the Mississippi-born, Tennessee-raised singer: 'You don't do so much as wiggle a finger.'

'There's a lot of people saying a lot of things. But in the end, you've got to listen to yourself,' Elvis tells the audience before raising his finger and wiggling it.

'I'm going to show you what the real Elvis is like tonight!'

Watching from the wings is Colonel Tom Parker - played by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks - whom Presley signed a contract with in January 1955 and he went on to manage him for over two decades.

The three-minute preview began by quoting President Lyndon Johnson: 'Our country itself is sick. It's lost its sense of direction even if common decency'

The three-minute preview began by quoting President Lyndon Johnson: 'Our country itself is sick. It's lost its sense of direction even if common decency'

Pelvis paranoia: Elvis Presley - played by Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor Austin Butler - got into hot water in the early 1950s for his so-called scandalous hip-shaking performances

Pelvis paranoia: Elvis Presley - played by Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor Austin Butler - got into hot water in the early 1950s for his so-called scandalous hip-shaking performances

'I'm going to show you what the real Elvis is like tonight!' After being warned not to 'wiggle a finger,' the Mississippi-born, Tennessee-raised singer does just that while delivering a speech as a row of servicemen attempt to hold back the screaming throngs of ladies

'I'm going to show you what the real Elvis is like tonight!' After being warned not to 'wiggle a finger,' the Mississippi-born, Tennessee-raised singer does just that while delivering a speech as a row of servicemen attempt to hold back the screaming throngs of ladies

Transformed with prosthetics: Watching from the wings is Colonel Tom Parker - played by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks - whom Presley signed a contract with in January 1955 and he went on to manage him for over two decades

Transformed with prosthetics: Watching from the wings is Colonel Tom Parker - played by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks - whom Presley signed a contract with in January 1955 and he went on to manage him for over two decades

Before the sex symbol is hauled away in a police car, Parker says: 'In that moment, Elvis the man was sacrificed, and Elvis the god was born. He had no idea what he had done'

Before the sex symbol is hauled away in a police car, Parker says: 'In that moment, Elvis the man was sacrificed, and Elvis the god was born. He had no idea what he had done'

Before the sex symbol is hauled away in a police car, Parker says: 'In that moment, Elvis the man was sacrificed, and Elvis the god was born. He had no idea what he had done.'

The camera cuts to newcomer Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton belting her only hit record Hound Dog, which spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the charts three years before Elvis recorded it.

Presley was controversial precisely because he commercialized what was called 'colored music' but, in today's woke light, would be considered cultural appropriation.

This translated into sky-high ratings for NBC's Milton Berle Show, which booked the three-time Grammy winner for his first nationally broadcast TV appearances.

Origin of a hit: The camera cuts to newcomer Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton belting her only hit record Hound Dog, which spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the charts three years before Elvis recorded it

Origin of a hit: The camera cuts to newcomer Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton belting her only hit record Hound Dog, which spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the charts

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