Have you ever wondered how David Bowie became the David Bowie? Stardust introduces us to those early days as he arrives in America and discovers his alter-ego, the iconic Ziggy Stardust. In 1971, a young David Bowie (Johnny Flynn) is promoting his newest record, The Man Who Sold the World. Leaving behind his pregnant wife, Angie (Jena Malone), Bowie sets out on a coast-to-coast promotional tour with struggling Mercury Records publicist, Rob Oberman (Marc Maron). Initially met with a less than welcoming audience, Bowie begins to reinvent himself - embracing his gender-bending glam rock true self and discovering that this is what audiences were craving all along. Shot in Toronto, Stardust features stellar performances by an all-star indie cast, uncovering the origin story of one of the most legendary queer icons in rock history. A stardust is born.