Musically Speaking – Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

Please join us for “Musically Speaking” – A weekly series of music-themed movies and documentaries on selected Sundays, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and WWOZ.

Please Note NEW TIME AND LOCATION for November:
6:00 p.m. Sundays at Mimi’s in the Marigny (upstairs) – 2601 Royal St. New Orleans.

FREE Admission. Cash bar, featuring drink specials. Tapas menu served. For more information, contact

Sunday, November 25
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
by Lou Adler

This film, which has enjoyed a popular cult following since its limited run on the Art-House circuit in the mid-1980s, is about three teenage girls, played by Diane Lane, Laura Dern and Marin Kanter, who start a punk band. The Stains score the opening slot on a cross-country tour with aging metal act The Metal Corpses (led by Fee Waybill of The Tubes) and British punk rockers The Looters (real-life punk pioneers Paul Simonon from The Clash and Steve Jones and Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols), but their meteoric rise (and equally lightening-quick fall) owes more to TV exposure than to talent. The film was frequently referenced by fans like Courtney Love and notable participants in the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s, which helped to generate further interest in this otherwise forgotten punk relic. (1982, 88 minutes)