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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  October 1982 (USA)
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The media and disaffected teens mistake the acerbic rants of an obnoxious teenage punk rocker as a rallying cry for the women of America, launching her and her talentless group to national stardom.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Donat ...
Harley Dennis
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Marin Kanter ...
Tracy Burns
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Jessica McNeil
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Aunt Linda
Janet Wright ...
Aunt Linda's Friend - Brenda
Mia Bendixsen ...
Pregnant Girl in Ladies Room
Stuart Ferguson ...
Gold Key D.J.
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Billy - Vocals for The Looters
Paul Simonon ...
Johnny - Bassist for The Looters
Steve Jones ...
Steve - Guitarist for The Looters
Paul Cook ...
Danny - Drummer for The Looters
Fee Waybill ...
Lou Corpse - Vocals for The Metal Corpses (as John 'Fee' Waybill)
Vince Welnick ...
Jerry Jervey - Guitarist for The Metal Corpses
Vern Willis ...
Corpses Bass
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Storyline

Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death. So far that she gets them (she and two cousins) on a tour with a washed-out glam-rock group and a rising British punk band, radically changes her appearance, attracts a cult following and national media attention. With luck like this, what could go wrong? Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Come see me and come live with me is two different t'ings, sister. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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R

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October 1982 (USA)  »

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The final sequence of the film was shot and added on after initial reaction to the film was unsatisfactory. Laura Dern is noticeably taller in these shots. See more »

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Corinne Burns: Every girl should be given an electric guitar on her 16th birthday.
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All Washed Up
Written and Recorded by Barry Ford
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rock and roll girls
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ladies and Gentleman, etc. is a rock and roll movie that coincided with the advent of mtv and a downward spiral of music videos making stars of lackluster musicians, sometimes overnight. Diane Lane is the lead as Corinne, a lost teenager seeking fame and fortune with her cousin and sister in a band with very little talent.

Real life artists such as Fee Waybill of the Tubes and also members of the Clash and the Sex Pistols are used to give the film some authenticity. Corinne(Lane) leaves home after the untimely death of her mother to hit the road on a bus with the aforementioned punk rockers. The driver of the bus is a philosophical Jamaican Bob Marley type constantly spouting "ja rastafari."

Corinne unveils a black and white "skunk" hairstyle, booty shorts, and see through blouse, inspiring adolescent female followers to copy her fashion statement.

Along the way, romance and career conflict ensue, but the show must go on and it does. Some of the music is good due to punkers Steve Jones and Fee Waybill and Diane Lane is thoroughly convincing as the troubled young rebel; she makes Ladies and worthwhile.


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