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Aro Recommended Party Monster - The Shockumentary


USA 1998, 56 minutes
Dir. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Rating: [Exempt]
Genres: Documentary / Youth, Psycho

Topics: Gender-bender, Period 1980s, Fashion.


Aroview: Compulsively sordid true story of one Michael Alig, whose success as a New York night club impresario devolved into drug abuse and the brutal murder of one of his acolytes.

Playing like a basement version of ‘54’, this bursts with tabloid-juicy details and larger than life characters, holding undoubted allure for fashion victims, tabloid trash-hounds, latterday hedonists, and those that ‘lived’ the eighties.

Note: Feeling they were onto a sure thing, the same film-makers subsequently turned the story into a feature film drama starring Macaulay Culkin as Alig, with much less success.

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DVD Features

Includes "World of Wonder", a documentary on Nelson Sullivan, who documented the East Village club scene.

  • audio commentary
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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