#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Set in the New York club scene of the late 1980’s thru the 1990’s, a tale which is based on the rise and fall of club-kid promoter Michael Alig, a party organizer, whose extravagant life was sent spiralling downward when he boasted on television that he had killed his friend, roommate, and drug dealer, Angel Melendez. Originally from Indiana, Alig moved to New York, and came to be an underground legend, known for his excessive drug use and outrageous behavior in the club world. At his peak, he had his own record label, and magazine, and hosted Disco 2000, one of the biggest club nights in New York in the ’90s. He was doing a lot of drugs, and as his addiction got worse, his party themes became darker and more twisted. Alig’s saga reached its tragic crescendo when he viciously murdered his drug dealer, Angel, by injecting him with Drano and throwing him in the East River. The power he wielded on the club scene made him feel untouchable, so he didn’t hesitate to boast of the murder. The press thought it was a publicity stunt–until Angel’s body washed ashore.
Plot: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose to the top… and there was no place to go but down.
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The movie’s lines are interesting and the film is never dull, but it doesn’t have much verisimilitude; you don’t know where or when anything is happening. There are no characters other than the club kids and [the Limelight boss] Gatien, except for an occasional bemused “drearie,” and there is very little sense of the time and what else is going on in New York (AIDS, ACT UP, gay activism, erotic clubs, Ed Koch, OutWeek, Republicans in the White House, Musto at the Voice, coked-out Wall Streeters).
The real Alig has a very subtle, slightly sardonic, dry and understated personality, which is what makes his flights into fantasy and lunacy so interesting. I had a cable program (“The Closet Case Show”) on Manhattan Public Access from ’84 to ’94, so I had occasion to tape a lot of Alig’s activities, including parties at Tunnel and Limelight, and his infamous Burger King [Times Square] Outlaw Party (restaurant name changed in the movie). In 1989, after getting serious coverage in The New York Times, Michael and Keoki appeared for a half-hour interview on my show. I gave a tape of this show to Mac so that he could study the subtle ways in which Michael spoke and gestured. Apparently, Mac felt that Alig’s dry wit was less interesting than a more theatrical flamboyant queeniness would be, so Mr. Culkin degrades the movie by making Alig an evil faggot, overplaying the character, I guess, so that everybody would be sure that the once-married Mac was only “acting” and by no means gay himself. [Mac, as Michael A. taught everyone, and as Michael J. no doubt taught you, there is no such thing as “gay” or “straight,” only sexual, with the unfortunate majority being repressed away from normal bisexuality until temporarily liberated by mood drugs.]
A more secure Mac would have played a more real Michael, and that would have helped the film immeasurably. Alig, as I told Mssrs. Bailey and Barbato, is a true tragic hero. He contributed in a positive way to the Age of Aquarius, but he was brought down in the end by excessive pride and the faulty belief that he was, as a super celeb, invulnerable to the world’s evils. Aeschylus could have written the screen play.
That said, the costumes will get an Oscar nod, and probably a win, which should be shared by all the kids who created and sported the originals.
A well informed movie about drug abuse.
I often wondered why U.S. American movies involving young people who are into drugs are either pathetic (f.e. Drugstore Cowboy) or even downright ridiculous in their conservative portrayal of the dangers of drug use (f.e. Traffic, The Movie). Party Monster is very different. It’s easy to see that the people who made this movie really informed themselves about what they tried to show. By doing this they achieved one of the best movies about adolescence i’ve seen in a long time. It’s has a very sad and tender tone and though some scenes seem a little bit too stagy, the performances of the two leading actors are pure magic. It’s pure joy just to watch them and as you got to see a lot of them there is plenty of fun. Nevertheless the movie leaves you with a very intense and ambivalent feeling towards it’s characters who were indeed something very special. I even dreamed about this picture after seeing it! Thanks for the strange dream!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Writer Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, James St. James (book)
Actors Seth Green, Macaulay Culkin, Diana Scarwid, Dillon Woolley
Country USA, Netherlands
Awards 4 nominations.
Production Company Killer Films, World of Wonder, ContentFilm
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony DSR-PD150
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Video
Cinematographic Process DV
Printed Film Format 35 mm