Why won’t disco die? Through interviews with Gloria Gaynor, The Village People, Kool and the Gang and others, along with a goldmine of vintage clips, Jamie Kastner presents a comic-ironic investigation into disco and its mysterious longevity.
One of the main protagonists is the academic Alice Echols, whose book Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture refers to Donna Summer’s 20-minute Love to Love you Baby as a statement within a 'musical critique for the feminist crusade against three-minute sex'.
Director Kastner counterweighs Echols’ revisionist, politically-correct arguments with a campy trio of ‘Disco Masterminds’; conspirators from outer space who manipulate music and culture at large. Finding its home in dark nightclubs where class, gender, race and sexual boundaries disappeared completely, early disco was indeed a genre that brought people together, almost like a virus.

Filmmaker
Jamie Kastner
Country
Canada
Year
2012
Medium
BluRay
Length
84’
Language
English
Producer
Jamie Kastner
Production Company
Cave 7 Productions Inc.
Sales
eOne Films International
Writer
Jamie Kastner
Cinematography
Derek Rogers
Editor
Greg West
Sound Design
Mike Duncan
Music
David Wall, Jamie Shields, Adam White
Cast
voice of Peter Keleghan