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For years, the record industries have inserted subliminal messages into music so that they can turn teenagers into brain dead zombies who do nothing but buy, buy, buy. And whenever the musician or band finds out the truth, the record company silences them to keep the truth from coming out. When the hot boy band DuJour discovers this, their manager, Wyatt Frame, under his evil, corrupt boss, Fiona, has the plane they are flying in crashed and him looking for a new band to use for their evil schemes. Enter Josie, the ditsy Melody, and the tough Valerie, from Josie and the Pussycats, a small band who wants to make it to the big time. When they are discovered by Wyatt, they give in and become big rock stars. But will they find out that they are just pawns for the record industry or will fame take them over? Written by
During the scene when the girls are eating noodles in their apartment, Valerie is reading a book entitled "12 Steps To Anger Management". See more »
When the band plays "3 small words" for the first time in the studio the only one singing is Josie (you can see Valerie's lips moving but can not hear her) but when Wyatt plays it back on the mega sound you can hear backup singing. See more »
[Josie, Melody and Valerie listen to the song snippet they just recorded, now with subliminal messages]
I want a Big Mac!
But, Mel, you're a vegetarian.
I know, but suddenly I want one!
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At the very end of the film, after all the credits have rolled, Mr. Movie Phone says "Jerken!" See more »
Amusing satire on the power & brainwashing of the music industry
I never saw the original cartoon but decided to pick up 2001's "Josey and the Pussycats" because Tara Reid's such a cutie and it looked like some fun entertainment.
Yes, it's fun and the girls are attractive (also featuring Rachael Leigh Cook & Rosario Dawson) but, surprisingly, "Josey and the Pussycats" shoots for something deeper. As my title blurb points out, this is an amusing and potent satire on the power and manipulation of the entertainment industry.
Alan Cumming is outstanding as the villainous band manager who uses, abuses and throws away at whim. His opening scene with the fictional boyband Du Jour is worth the price of admission! Parker Posey is also good as his diabolical superior.
Ever wonder why all those musicians die in mysterious plane crashes, overdoses, etc. at the height of their fame? How about all those successful government cover-ups? How do artists with little actual talent and songwriting abilities become hugely popular while the truly talented artists languish in obscurity (like Meliah Rage)? Why do you sometimes have this insane drive for a Big Mac or Coke? "Josie and the Pussycats" explains all, lol.
As for the doofuses who complain about the product placement, they all live on Aduh Street.
The film runs 98 minutes.
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