Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains Music mogul Lou Adler’s cult classic Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains — about the rise and fall of a protoriot grrrl band — contends… Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains Music mogul Lou Adler’s cult classic Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains — about the rise and fall of a protoriot grrrl band — contends…
Movie on DVD Review

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (2008)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 16, 2008; DVD Release Date: Sep 16, 2008; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Musical; With: Laura Dern and Diane Lane

Music mogul Lou Adler’s cult classic Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains — about the rise and fall of a protoriot grrrl band — contends that even punk upstarts are destined to be commodified. Never mind the message; just enjoy early turns by Lane and Dern (as two-thirds of the Stains), appearances by members of the Sex Pistols, and the stars’ giggly commentary. Best of all are the catchy-ashell original songs that inspired real-life rockers from Bikini Kill to Courtney Love. A–

Originally posted Sep 23, 2008 Published in issue #1014 Oct 03, 2008 Order article reprints
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