Gerritt Graham‘s cameo performance as Beef, a coke-snorting rock singer, in Brian DePalma‘s Phantom of the Paradise (1974) was perhaps the first out-there parody of a rock-industry cliche — i.e.,, the over-indulged infantile celebrity. Graham was hilarious, and was just as remarkable five years later in Robert Zemeckis‘s Used Cars. It would be nice if the Paradise Bluray, currently available in France, would be released domestically.