September 19: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

Thursday, September 19 2019 | 8PM Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains USA 1982 d. Lou Adler with Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Marin Kanter, Christine Lahti, Janet Wright, Peter Donat, David Clennon, Ray Winstone, Paul Simonon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Fee Waybill. Colour. 87m

“Though Stains is hilariously clueless about the way rock actually works, even though music-industry veteran Lou Adler directed it, the film has a weird integrity, striking and holding a chord designed to resonate with rebels-in-the-making …. It’s easy to see how the movie fell through the cracks. The screenplay by Slap Shot and Coming Home writer Nancy Dowd—who pulled her name from the film—has its roots in punk, but by the time of the film’s aborted 1981 release, punk’s moment as an object of mainstream fascination had already passed.” Keith Phipps

“Miss Lane, who was more or less warming up for Streets of Fire here (in both films, she plays a rock star on the strength of physical presence and not much else), heads what sounds like an interesting cast.” Janet Maslin

Links: IMDB Wikipedia

See Also: Up In Smoke (Adler, 1978), One From The Heart (Coppola, 1982), Victor/Victoria (Edwards, 1982), The Outsiders (Coppola, 1983), Rumble Fish (Coppola, 1983)