Warriors of the Discotheque

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Joseph Alexandre's picture

hello all,

New to the site and have a doc I think would fit the mileu of Underground/Experimental Docs this site covers. The place is the notorious Starck Club (so called because it was the first major project by legendary designer Philippe Starck in the US.) The Starck Club opened in Dallas in 1984, and not long after hosted the 1984 national Republican National Convention. Ironically, it was actually legal to buy MDMA aka ecstasy there, people would put it on their credit cards. The DEA stepped in and made it a category 1 drug on July 1, 1985. This, despite NOT really understanding anything about MDMA... It wouldn't be an understatement to say The Starck Club was not only ground zero for the popularization of ecstasy, the whole rave scene, but even lit the fuse for the entire Billion dollar, DJ driven, EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene.

In addition, the design aspect really unlike any for a Club of it's time, not to mention introducing LGBT culture into the heart of Texas. It's a story pretty unique but unknown to most of the world. Here's link to web page:http://jfafilms.com/films_warriors_of_the_discotheque.html Also, some pics on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jfa_films/

also trailer: https://youtu.be/ubj-SXYkA9Y

on amazon VOD: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GG0MR5E#_swftext_Swf

If you're into design, Rave, MDMA, and LGBT culture I think this'll hit the spot... Molto Grazie!


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