Watch Ben Kingsley portray Minor Threat's Ian MacKaye

Don Logan in Sexy Beast Mean Magazine

Although Mean, the culture and fashion magazine whose 17 issue hit stands this month, has a number of other videos on its Vimeo channel (including footage featuring Easy Rider director Dennis Hopper and British actress Kate Beckinsale), it's the Kingsley-MacKaye clip, shot in black and white and appearing without explanation, that's perplexing readers and viewers.

Do we have an interpretation? Sure, a few. And we're happy that this video and MacKaye's recent interview in the July/August issue of The Believer remind people of the Fugazi- and Evens-helming, Dischord Records-founding man's centrality to independent music.  Still, it's probably best just to watch and wonder for yourself:

Related links:
Sir Ben Kingsley on IMDb
Minor Threat at Dischord Records

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