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Who is Rex Manning | Why People Celebrating Rex Manning Day


Rex Manning : Rex Manning paid a visit to the indie record store Empire Records on this fateful day in 1995, much to the chagrin of the employees, who christened it “Rex Manning Day.”

Who Is Rex Manning, and Why Is He Being Honored Today?

If you’re unfamiliar with the 1995 coming-of-age drama Empire Records, the number of people honouring this obscure 1980s music icon may come as a surprise.

Over the course of a day, the film directed by Allan Moyle recounts the trials and tribulations of record store employees.

Joe Reaves (Anthony LaPaglia) is anxious not only because of Manning’s upcoming arrival, but also because of the store’s financial difficulties, which have it on the edge of closing. April 8th is that day.

Rex Manning, who is he?

Manning, played by Maxwell Caulfield, is a fictional 1980s pop icon who is set to visit the titular record store to sign autographs in order to promote his current album.

“Say No More (Mon Amour),” a synth-driven pop-rock tune from the 1980s, is his most recent release.

Despite his time as the world’s biggest celebrity passing, the artist is tremendously self-centered. When Reaves informs him that all of his coworkers are raving about his new CD, he says, “Good for you.”

When a fan tells Manning that he was her favourite artist in high school, Manning follows up with an uncomfortable question: “Who is your favourite singer now?”

She pauses, taken aback, and adds “It’s you! You’re still there!” Manning’s manager (Debi Mazar) dislikes her client’s music as well.

Manning’s visit has elicited a variety of emotions from store staff. Debra (Robin Tunney) proclaims that she would rather kill herself than see Rex Manning.

While Corey Mason (Liv Tyler) plots to offer herself to Manning. Others wonder if Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose would come to Manning’s aid if he was stuck on the side of the road. “Axl would turn the wheel, aim, slam on the gas, and rip that sucker apart.”

The employees scold the singer before he leaves the store, telling him that not only do they despise his current record (and the ones before it), but that his hair is also ridiculous. “Why don’t you all just fade away,” Manning says.

Despite Mason’s failure to get Manning to have sex with her, Gina (Renee Zellwegger) is able to hook up with the “washed-up fake” by correctly identifying his underwear colour.

So shout out, “Oh Rexy, you’re so gorgeous,” and play “Say No More (Mon Amour)” to honour Empire Records’ 20th anniversary.

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