Once upon a time, I watched this movie and it was the best.
A really weird thing to hold in your mind about it?
It came out in 1981, just a year after Times Square.
Were they being made in tandem? Was it part of a deliberate plan to flood theaters with movies about teenage girls forming bands? God, I hope so.
For the sake of brevity, I want to say they're the same movie, only that's not true.
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains has a great message:
Don't put out, don't give up.
Or maybe I just really like the idea of a band with Laura Dern and Diane Lane.
Ladies, I want a sequel. Please? Dante will write it and everything.
Times Square has Tim Curry and is about escaping hospitals and destroying televisions. Also, garbage bag dresses and a New York that doesn't really exist anymore.
I recommend seeing both, really.
Follow with a reading of Girls To The Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution.