Can't Stop the Music (1980)

Can't Stop the Music (1980)
July 18, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Directed by Nancy Walker

Nancy Walker’s loopy comedy, ostensibly charting the rise of The Village People to singing fame, is best when it joins in the group’s circus-like lampoon of social categories of masculinity--as in the memorable “YMCA” number.  The remaining plot treats alternative lifestyles so delicately, it effectively displays the tenuous alliance between the outsider culture that gave rise to disco, and a mainstream culture that went slumming.

Associated Film Distribution. Producer: Allan Carr, Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo. Screenwriter: Bronte Woodward, Allan Carr. Cinematographer: Bill Butler. Editor: John F. Burnett. Cast: Valerie Perrine, Steve Guttenberg, The Village People, Bruce Jenner, June Havoc.

35mm, color, 118 min.