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

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 5, 2014 at 12:02PM

Rock 'n Roll Will Never Die! continues at Trailers from Hell, with filmmaker Ti West introducing "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains."
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'Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains'
'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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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.