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The Secret Disco Revolution (movie)

Review: 'Disco Revolution' is far from music to your ears

Review: 'Disco Revolution' is far from music to your ears

In the documentary "The Secret Disco Revolution," Canadian filmmaker Jamie Kastner positions the 1970s disco boom as being a clandestine vehicle for gay, female and racial liberation. Though this idea is not without a grounding in fact, the movie feels like a flakey, off-the-cuff blog post that somehow transmogrified itself into a feature-length documentary.

Occasionally charming but mostly just slight, the film leans heavily on authors Alice Echols and Peter Shapiro, both of whom have written seriously about disco. A sequence in which Village People producer and lyricist Henri Belolo talks about the group being undeniably drawn from gay iconography and culture...

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