Desperate Teenage Lovedolls

1984

Comedy / Drama / Music

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IMDb Rating 6.1 10 172

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Reviewed by sexy_dancer 9 / 10 / 10

Micro-budget classic

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls is one of the great unheralded no-budget movies. It deserves to be put on a shelf with Jim Van Bebber's Deadbeat At Dawn, Scooter McCrae's Shatter Dead, Buddy Giovinazzo's Combat Shock, and John Waters's Mondo Trasho. While not quite as extreme as any of those masterpieces, it has a curious naivety and punk-rock verve that makes it irresistible. The story follows the rise & fall of a grrl punk rock band from the gutter to the stars and back. It features all the clichés - sleazy managers, drugs, murder, gang fights, Felix the cat, you name it. There's plenty of great punk rock on the soundtrack, and Redd Kross both back the Love Dolls and play roles in the movie. The whole thing manages to wrap up in well over an hour, leaving us wanting more. Fortunately there's a sequel. I'm hoping for Part 3.

Reviewed by lost-in-limbo 8 / 10 / 10

Your 15 minutes is up. Next?

This underground Indie trash classic is a razor sharp, wacky, furious, lurid low-rent teens dreaming of the goods, and finding out it comes at a price on the dynamic and raw punk scene. The pulpy story has a striking individuality to it, although the narrative is downright messy. But this erratic style and all attitude embrace, gave it an authentic and sincere feel of someone who was comfortable and enthusiastic of what they were doing. It was like a group friends got together, and it actually was. David Markey's flexible handling of the film is rough, gritty and amateurish. Jerky editing, smoggy photography (shot on super 8) and husky sound, but still it was perfectly edgy, surreal and fearless in its depiction. It's always on the move, and settling in was an alarmingly dark vibe and scathing look of the quick rise and fall involved in fame business. Many inspired and charming spur of the moment scenes fill the short, spirited running time. The bogus script with its blunt and morbid dialogue was always a hoot, and the over-the-top performances (with Steve McDonald's sleazy manager and Tracy Lea's venomous rival band leader taking the cake) were tatty, but enticingly vivid with their variety of character portrayals. Hilary Rubens, Jennifer Schwartz and Janet Housden colourfully played the three hopefuls (Bunny, Patch and Kitty) of the punk band Teenage Lovedolls. Some profound L.A. punk musicians also got minor parts in the film. Running throughout were pop culture references, parodies and sly in-jokes on the random scene that engulfed LA at the time. Shifting in with a burning, ultra-grungy soundtrack was the Red Kross, White Flag, Darkside and Nip Drivers to name a few, and also included were some pretty neat cover songs of classic rock tunes. A lively splash of purely bold, senseless and outrageous campy fun, which breezes by in no time and looked like it was made with the spare change that was found in the bottom of their pockets. Hell of a good time. P.s Nice cover artwork for DVD too.

Reviewed by kirstymd 8 / 10 / 10

campy, edgy 1980's rock 'n' roll fun

This was a small gem of a bootleg VHS amongst friends in my teenage years (the mid-80's). Ultra-cool, campy story of a girl group playing ultra-cool rock 'n' roll. Funny as hell. Looked like someone's home movie with bad lighting, messy camera work, and often fuzzy sound, but who cared with such potent lines and a kick-ass soundtrack? Supposedly the DVD is coming out next month... even if they haven't cleaned it up, it's better than most of the other so-called "musicals" of the 1980's. Oh, and if I recall, there was a sequel that was pretty cool too.

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