Lovedolls Superstar (film)

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Lovedolls Superstar
Lovedolls Superstar (film).jpg
2006 reissue
Directed by David Markey
Produced by David Markey, Jordan Schwartz
Written by David Markey, Jennifer Schwartz, Jeff McDonald, Steven McDonald
Starring Jennifer Schwartz
Steven McDonald
Janet Housden
Kim Pilkington
Jeff McDonald
Tracy Lea
Michael F. Glass
Music by Redd Kross
Love Dolls
Black Flag
Annette
Gone
Sonic Youth
Painted Willie
Lawndale
Anarchy 6
Meat Puppets
Dead Kennedys
Cinematography David Markey
Distributed by Eclectic DVD Distribution (a USA-based distributor)
Release date
  • 1986 (1986)
Running time
81 min.
Language English
Budget ~US$10,000 (estimated)

Lovedolls Superstar is a 1986 low budget underground film, shot on super-8 film.

It is the direct sequel to 1984's Desperate Teenage Lovedolls. It was made on a budget of approximately $10,000.[1] The film was reissued on DVD in 2006 as Lovedolls Superstar Fully Realized (a certified directors cut).

Steven Pulchaski of Shock Cinema Magazine described the film as "one of the greatest music industry movies of the last decade".[2]

Plot[edit]

The Lovedolls return from their untimely demise in this sequel to the Super-8 trash classic Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984).[2] Patch Kelley (Janet Housden) becomes Patch Christ, the leader of an acid-damaged religious cult who rescues has-been Kitty Karryall (Jennifer Schwartz) from a boozy, wasted life. Once reunited, they recruit Sunset Boulevard hooker Alexandria "Cheetah" Axethrasher (Kim Pilkington) to replace the recently murdered Bunny Tremelo (Hilary Rubens). Rainbow Tramaine (Steve McDonald), from the Freedom School in New Mexico ventures to Hollywood to discover his twin brother Johnny has committed suicide after taking The Lovedolls to the top, as their manager.

The She Devils leader Tanya Hearst's mother, Patricia Ann Cloverfield (Tracy Lea) is back in town to even the score. Meanwhile obsessed fanatic Carl Celery (Jeff McDonald) lives in his own world of Lovedoll worship, only to carry out an assassination of Brews Springstien (Jordan Schwartz). With special guest appearances by Vicki Peterson (Bangles), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) & Sky Saxon (The Seeds).

Cast[edit]

  • Jennifer Schwartz as Kitty Karryall
  • Steven McDonald as Rainbow Tremaine
  • Janet Housden as Patch Kelley
  • Kim Pilkington as Alexandria "Cheetah" Axethrasher
  • Jeff McDonald as Carl Celery
  • Tracy Lea as Patricia Ann Cloverfield
  • Jordan Schwartz as Brews Springstien
  • Michael F. Glass
Featuring

Soundtrack[edit]

An accompanying soundtrack was released on SST Records, with music by Redd Kross, Love Dolls (the girls in the movie singing and backed by Redd Kross), Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets, Dead Kennedys, Gone, Black Flag, Annette, Painted Willie, Lawndale, and Anarchy 6.[3]

DVD release[edit]

In 2006, the film was released in extended DVD format as "Lovedolls Superstar Fully Realized".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Jeffrey M. (2006) "Lovedolls Superstar: Slam Punk", Combustible Celluloid
  2. ^ a b Puchalski, Steven (1991) "Lovedolls Superstar", Shock Cinema Magazine
  3. ^ Lovedolls Superstar, Movies Unlimited

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