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.