Auckland Gay Film Night - Can't Stop The Music
Sorry, this event’s been and gone
|Wed 23 May ’12, 6:30pm–8:30pm||
Where: Rialto Cinema, 167-169 Broadway, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- General admission: $20.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: number8films
"This vehicle for The Village People, a disco singing group, is a high-energy, low-IQ, 100-percent synthetic product. Directed by Nancy Walker, the silly comedy about the music publishing and recording business is marked by sexual situations and jokes as well as a homosexual sheen coloring most of the production numbers." - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
If that’s not enough of an endorsement, then what is?
Forget “Xanadu”, forget “Spiceworld”, this is one of the worst musical comedies of all time. But for sheer jawdropping, camptacular awfulness, it simply cannot be beat.
The story follows aspiring music producer Jack Morell (played by a scenery-chewing Steve Guttenberg) who ditches his job at a record store because he’s meant for something bigger!
Rollerskating his way out of a stable career (yes really), he teams up with the inexplicably glamorous Samantha Simpson to create a pop group to end all pop groups.
A series of random coincidences later, and she’s managed to assemble a cowboy, a bloke from the army, a policeman, an Indian (well, an African-American man with a head-dress and sleigh bells), a construction worker and a leatherman. All of whom can sing Morell’s perfectly-constructed disco hits.
The rest of the film charts the group’s rise to fame through a series of musical numbers, culminating in “Do The Milkshake”, a would-be TV commercial that features kids dressed up as the Village People. Including the leather.
Yes, they were mad to make this box office flop, but you would be mad to miss it.
A very special one-off revival screening.