Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

DVD - 2008
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Recently orphaned Corinne "Third Degree" Burns enlists her sister and cousin to launch a punk rock band, The Stains. Three rehearsals later, The Stains score the opening slot on a cross-country tour with aging metal act The Metal Corpses and British punk rockers The Looters. The Stains' meteoric rise (and equally lightning-quick fall) owes more to TV exposure than to talent.

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Les_J
Apr 15, 2019

1982 film about three teenage girls, played by Diane Lane, Laura Dern and Marin Kanter, who start a punk band.
Also stars: Ray Winstone ( Will Scarlet in the 1980s British TV series Robin of Sherwood), ex-Sex Pistols members (Steve Jones, Paul Cook), Paul Simonon (bassist for The Clash), Fee Waybill (The Tubes singer), Black Randy (Black Randy and the Metrosquad, a punk rock and joke band late 1970s-early 1980s Los Angeles), and a brief appearance by Brent Spiner.

ArapahoeSusanW May 16, 2017

A fun, strangely prophetic 1982 Indie film about the overnight rise and fall of girl band, the Stains. The Stains might have seemed out there when it was originally released but now is a reflection of our current disposable celebrity culture.

ArapahoeAlison Aug 12, 2016

Teenage punk rebellion and female empowerment. Plus Diane Lane rocks the coolest hair and makeup. Pure love.

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Monolith
Jun 04, 2013

After watching this reeeeally dorky '80s movie, I was going to give it 3 or 3½ stars, until I flipped on the commentary with Diane Lane and Laura Dern. I saw it in a different light through their eyes, and memories, and even learned a bit. I hadn't realized this was made pre-MTV, and the impact it had on all-female bands. I also found out that Ray Winstone's band 'The Looters' consisted of the bass player from The Clash, and the guitarist and drummer of The Sex Pistols (!). Pretty cool (to me). And I lived through the '80s, and I kinda miss 'em, dorkiness and all.

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Jun 04, 2013

Corinne 'Third Degree' Burns (to the audience): "I'm perfect! But nobody in this sh*thole gets me, because I don't put out!"

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