One minute, you’re the king of New York City’s nightlife, enlivening and shocking the lives of others, and the next minute, you’re in prison for ten years on a drug-related manslaughter charge for almost 20 years. Such is the fate of Michael Alig, a prominent member of New York City’s infamous “Club Kids,” a group of drug-taking club-going provocateurs who ruled New York City nightlife during the late ’80s and early ’90s.
The new documentary “Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig” traces the rise and fall of Alig, from when he moves to New York and slowly becomes a fixture in the city to when he murdered fellow Club Kid and drug dealer Andre “Angel” Melendez. The doc tries to get to the heart of a man who has been described as a “fame-hungry sociopath” and an “absolute genius” just as he’s about to be released on parole. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below and check out the poster as well.
The film is written and directed by Ramon Fernandez, who is best known as an actor who has previously appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s “Che,” Tom McCarthy’s “The Visiter,” and the short-lived TV series “Terriers.” Michael Alig’s story has been previously told in the 1998 documentary “Party Monster: The Shockumentary” and the 2003 feature film “Party Monster,” starring Macaulay Culkin as Alig.
“Glory Daze” will be released on VOD on August 16.