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Trailers from Hell: Ti West on 1982’s Nearly Lost Punk Band Film ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains’

Trailers from Hell: Ti West on 1982's Nearly Lost Punk Band Film 'Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains'

Rock ‘n Roll Will Never Die! continues at Trailers from Hell, with filmmaker Ti West introducing “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains.”

Nearly a lost film, music maven Lou Adler’s cheerful 1982
film about an inadvertent punk band was shot under the title All Washed Up and
was shelved after a disastrous preview, only to be revived on the art house
circuit in 1985. At one point there was only one surviving print, which was
frequently programmed at Santa Monica’s Nuart Theater. Diane Lane and Laura
Dern are the not-so-fabulous Stains with various real life rockers (including
Steve Jones, Paul Simonon and Fee Waybill) fleshing out their rival bands.
Cinematography by Bruce Surtees, the DP behind the majority of Clint Eastwood’s
more iconic films.

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