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In Velvet Goldmine, Jerry Devine tells Brian Slade's manager that he'll reveal his plan to make Brian a star:

I will tell you, sir. When you pin me.

It looks like he means an arm-wrestling bout at that point, but the manager's reaction ("I never... in all my life...") makes it seem like there might be an underlying meaning I'm missing. Is there, or am I just reading too much into this scene?

  • Film script is here if that's any help. – user7812 Jan 12 '16 at 0:14
  • I've not seen this film, but a cursory glance at the script would suggest that Devine is challenging Cecil for the rights to manage Brian. Cecil seems to be reacting to the implied threat of violence (fighting someone for a business deal?!) as well as the more overtly sexual connotations. – user7812 Jan 12 '16 at 0:20
  • Interesting examination of the scene here – user7812 Jan 12 '16 at 0:21

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