- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 28, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Arts Alliance Amer
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 03/28/2003
"...An authentically raw, raucous account of the rise and fall of an all-girl Portland, Ore., rock band. The hilariously outrageous is tinged with just enough pain and darkness to keep this comedy tethered to reality..."
After the turbulent dissolution of her famed Portland, Oregon punk band, The Snogs, well-known scenester Fauna (Zoe Poledouris) meets young, enthusiastic guitar player Kali (Nicole Barrett) in a coffee house. Kali asks her to start a new group, and Fauna is not interested---until she sees Kali talking to Levi (Coyote Shivers), a local boy who has achieved underground success with his band, The Suicide Bombers. The girls' resulting band is The Paper Dolls--rounded out by sweet-natured record store clerk Lavender (Melody More) on bass, and emerging lesbian Reggie (Kinnie Starr) on drums. The Dolls create a big Portland buzz, even securing a deal with big-time independent label Pop-Up Records. But Fauna's conniving begins to cause a serious rift in the Dolls' foundation, finally coming to a head during a raucous party at their house.
Sometime Allison Anders (GAS FOOD LODGING) collaborator Kurt Voss infuses this low-budget production with a great deal of energy and some memorable songs, compensating for performances by non-professionals (including a funny turn from Lemmy of Motorhead) and occasionally murky digital photography. A virtual catalog of underground rock stereotypes, DOWN AND OUT WITH THE DOLLS is sure to elicit a nod of recognition from anyone who is familiar with the world it depicts.
Music (General) |
Pop / Rock |
Punk Rock |
Punk Rockers |
Rock And Roll |
Rock Bands |
- Theatrical Release: MARCH 21, 2003 (LIMITED)