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Secret Disco Revolution

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Jamie Kastner

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About the Movie

Watch Now Before it's in Theaters! The Secret Disco Revolution - the period of dancing, sex, drugs, white polyester, platform shoes and disco balls. This era was nothing short of a revolution, liberating homosexuals, African-Americans and female sexuality. The Secret Disco Revolution features these theories with revealing new interviews with the era’s biggest stars, including: The Village People, Gloria Gaynor, KC and the Sunshine Band, 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. – David DeWitt, New York Times, Jun 28, 2013

Rotten: The movie feels like a flakey, off-the-cuff blog post that somehow transmogrified itself into a feature-length documentary. – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, Jun 27, 2013

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. – Ernest Hardy, Village Voice, Jun 25, 2013

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. – Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 27, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Not So Secret (Anymore) Disco Revolution

I’d been waiting to see The Secret Disco Revolution since a friend of mine showed me the trailer and when I woke up this morning the first thing I did was buy it off itunes!! I absolutely loved this movie. Although I didn’t experience the disco period first hand, I imagine that this documentary perfectly captured it! Filled with interview after interview of amazing disco icons, the documentary combines both comedy with history to deliver an amazing and captivating film. Definitely an enlightening experience, the movie takes viewers deep into the history of disco – how it began, how it topped the charts, and how it faded into social oblivion. For anyone who has a “Disco Inferno” burning in their hearts, this documentary is a must see!!

Terrible Documentary

I love disco. This film makes the performers/artists of the disco era look foolish and mean. The film is an attack of an academic position that disco is protest music. This just means that it is music that women, gays and African Americans used in order to have strength and celebrate their diversity. This film disrespects disco in every way.

Great Retelling

There have been other Histories of Disco, but this one attempted to take the whole movement as a singular historical vector, as if it was ordained and executed by a secret cabal. A very entertaining premise, and widely acknowledged in the film that such a cabal was merely wishful thinking. The real History of Disco is reviewed in a fascinating and fun way, from the people that helped make it happen. Great job!

Secret Disco Revolution
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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