On a Friday evening, Manhattan gallery owner Jack (50's) meets Claire and Victoria (both early 20's) on a Soho street and invites them up to his loft "to see his Max Ernst collages." What ... See full summary »
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
Twin sisters and horror filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska appear uncredited as extras. This is where they met Katharine Isabelle, whom they were a fan of, and have since collaborated with on their films. See more »
When Melody hits Carson with the Matt Damon cut-out, she drops the cut out as Carson falls off the set. In the next scene the cutout is once again in her hands. See more »
It's Mr. Moviefone. He does all our subliminal tracks.
See more »
The MGM lion morphs into a screaming fan. See more »
The DVD features several deleted scenes, including a much longer introduction to Fiona at the MegaRecords party. 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.
11 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this