Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains!

Do you love Diane Lane and 80s faux all-girl punk rock? Shoulder dancing and daring eye makeup?

My adolescent fantasies will finally be realized on September 30 of this year when LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…THE FABULOUS STAINS finally sees the light of day on DVD, thanks to the kind folks at Rhino. My first exposure to a teenaged Ms. Lane was via USA network’s dearly departed NIGHT FLIGHT when I was 9 years old. Some kind soul posted this gem in its entirety on YouTube recently- mandatory viewing for unreformed latch key kids. Watch the first 10 minutes and I defy you to not fall in love with “Third Degree” Burns, Dee Pleted, and Dizzy Heights. A very young Laura Dern co-stars with Steve Jones and Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols. Black Randy and the Metrosquad also appear, playing in front of a giant Israeli flag for some reason. The scene when Lane’s character discovers punk rock for the first time still gives me goosebumps.


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