"The missing link between punk and riot grrl wasn't a band or even a fleeting subgenre, but an amazing 1982 Paramount music-biz satire that was never properly released, seen only on late-night cable, crappy bootlegs, and at art-house revivals. That mistake will finally be mended when Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains hits DVD on September 16, its borderline-obsessive cult following all but guaranteed to expand virally. Have we mentioned it costars two Sex Pistols, a founding member of the Clash, and an underage Diane Lane in a see-through top?" Aaron Hillis tells the would-you-believe story behind the movie in Spin, which has also posted a mini-doc introduced by John Pierson.
For more, see Gary Morris in Bright Lights, Filmbrain and LAist's report on Sunday night's screening at Cinefamily with Lane on hand. By the way, the DVD features audio commentary from Lane and co-star Laura Dern, who, when they were Stains, were all of 15 and 13, respectively.
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