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"Can't Stop the Music" on Temple of Bad

Ah, the summer of 1980. The summer of The Empire Strikes Back.  And the summer of Can't Stop the Music.

This film was an attempt to cash in on the success of the disco movie Saturday Night Fever . . . just as disco was dying. Ostensibly the origin story of the band Village People ("YMCA," "Macho Man," etc), CStM has about the same level of reality as that other origin story film released around this time, The Muppet Movie. Valerie Perrine (loved her in Superman), Bruce Jenner (loved him at the 1976 Summer Olympics), and Steve Guttenberg (whatever) join forces to get Steve's music heard.  But first they need a band composed of gay stereotypes. The rest is history: this was the first winner of the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture.

This time on Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad, Dan Persons, Andrea K. Lipinski, and I are again joined by Orenthal Hawkins (popfiend).  Can the music be stopped?  What's up with Valerie's ice cream cone?  Listen and learn.  You can download it here.


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