Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
January 11, 2023 7:05 AM - Subscribe

Corinne Burns (Diane Lane) is a typical frustrated teenager living in a nowhere town until she catches punk band the Looters. Bewitched by the whole punk scene, she and her fledgling band, the Stains, join the tour, and in no time at all become media magnets. The band forms a rabid following of young girls, while Corrine begins a relationship with Looters singer Billy (Ray Winstone). As the Stains get bigger and bigger, however, Corinne's ambition gets the better of her.

Also starring Peter Donat, David Clennon, John Lehne, Cynthia Sikes, Laura Dern, Marin Kanter, Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Barry Ford, Paul Simonon, Fee Waybill, Christine Lahti, Janet Wright, Elizabeth Daily, Debbie Rochon, Brent Spiner, Mia Bendixsen.

Directed by Lou Adler (Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke). Written by Nancy Dowd (Slap Shot).

64% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming free in the US on Pluto. Also available for digital rental. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Today is punk rock day. This one and Suburbia are probably my favorites.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:07 AM on January 11, 2023


"We're The Stains and we don't put out."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:13 AM on January 11, 2023

Impressive lineup of actual punk people (and Brent Spiner!). Coincidentally, I just started rewatching Streets of Fire(also on the blue), which also has Lane as an aspiring musician.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:22 AM on January 11, 2023 [1 favorite]

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