This week I want to introduce to you, one of my all time favourite movies. This movie sees the return of Macaulay Culkin as a club child of the 80s along with his creator/mentor/muse – Seth Green who plays James St. James
I’m not sure what I love about this movie, but it is so different from so many other movies I’ve seen. It’s dark yet so vibrant, it’s funny yet it’s undeniably sad. It’s throw away, yet it’s very relevant. Maybe it’s the music, maybe it’s the costume, maybe it’s the story, but it’s certainly not because of it’s shy, retiring cast!
The movie details the rise and fall of infamous New York party promoter Michael Alig as the drug addled “King of the Club Kids”
The film is based on St. James’ memoir Disco Bloodbath, and details his friendship with Alig.
It’s a film that had very mixed reviews on it’s premier at Sundance Film Festival, however only managed to be released in film art houses in major US cities.
It’s very controversial, with regular drug references and usage, homosexual and cross dressing and a certain amount of seemingly underage shindigs!
I have this DVD in my collection and watch it perhaps once a year, when I wish I was a little more, I dunno, flamboyant – that I didn’t care what other people thought of me? It certainly allows the spectator to escape from the greys and monochrome of this world.
it’s become a bit of cult film, and I hope you’ve joined me! 🙂
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