Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 13

Movie: Party Monster
Starring: Seth Green, Macaulay Culkin
Genre:True Crime, Drama, Bio-pic,
Year: 2003
Format: online

Plot: James St. James tells the story about how one of his closest friends falls into drug addiction and desperation to the point of murdering one of their roommates. All while trying to become the most famous underground ravers.

This was disturbing on a few levels but I was unable to keep my eyes off of it. Based on the true-life crime that happened in the 1980's of a famous drug dealer by his best/worst client; Party Monster {originally the book was called Disco Bloodbath} is a mix of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Studio 54.
I'm really not too sure if the film was trying to show the horrible affects that drugs can lead to or if it was memorializing the last of the disco era?

I actually remember watching some of the original Club Kids on talk shows in the late 1980's and early 1990's, the outrageousness of their clothes made them seem like fashion icons more then anything else. Too bad all this was underneath.

What do I think I learned from this film?
A good story is always that, and the old cliche of there is no such thing as bad press rings like an echo of gold.

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