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About the Movie
The disco era, long dismissed as a time of hedonistic excess, has been gravely misunderstood. Revisionist historians now argue the era was in fact an important time of protest: liberating gays, blacks and women. Secret Disco Revolution juxtaposes disco revisionists against revealing new interviews with the era's biggest stars: The Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang... A goldmine of rarely seen stock footage, and enough disco hits to shake your booty straight back to 1978.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 21
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 12
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Faddish taste may be interesting for some, but for others it will devolve into the banal, as cultural history as well as entertainment.
Rotten: The movie feels like a flakey, off-the-cuff blog post that somehow transmogrified itself into a feature-length documentary.
Fresh: The film isn't as smart on the issue of race as it needs to be, and its feminist read of the music and scene feels forced in places, but as an entry-level conversation starter, it gets the job done.
Fresh: "The Secret Disco Revolution," claims that the steady "four on the floor" beat was the reason for the liberation of gays, African Americans and women. And oddly, in a blend of humorous and dead serious storytelling, director James Kastner makes his case.