Have you ever seen or heard of "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains"?
It was a missing paramount picture from 1981.
An incredible Cast!!!
Starring Diane Lane, Laura Dern and Marin Kanter as teen girls in a punk band.
The film also featured Ray Winstone (of sexy beast), Christine Lahti, ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook, along with Paul Simonon from The Clash, Vince Welnick and Fee Waybill from The Tubes.
Produced by Joe Roth, who now runs disney. Directed by Lou Adler, directed up in smoke. And written by Nancy Dowd, who also wrote Slapshot, and coming home.
It's about a teen girl band, who run away from home, who open up for some english punkers and a washed up metal act. Through the media, they become stars.. their look and attitude inspiring girls everywhere... rise to fame, only to crash and burn, and yet they find true success from the whole process.
Made in 1980.. it wasn't released. But it aired on late night tv a few times.
Now finally, it's been released (2007), 18 years after it was made. If you want to know more about this movie and why it was unfortunately not released to theaters, see documentary below.
I discovered it doing one of those netflix searches... looking at one movie that brought up another... and came across it. I would have loved this movie if I had seen it, and would have died my hair and become a Skunk.
I really enjoyed it, and I highly recommend it to all!
This is a great video put together by Miapink on youtube. Music Provided By The Horrors!!! It shows, lots of great clips from the film.
I just had to add... that although I did not see this film... and I don't think it came to late night TV until 88. Somehow, just somehow, in 1984 I had a very very similar hair-do. I used to paint red and orange in my blonde using vegetable dye.
(photos of myself, and Barbara, aka Bambie, partner in crime, vcu 1984)