Of course, sometimes the wait just isn't worth it.
In 2008, Pat Higgins released his mockumentary The Devil's Music. It hit the festival circuit and it did pretty well. Let's talk about it, shall we?
Through the course of the film, we get introduced to band members and agents and publicists and eventually, along comes the hook. A little psuedo-groupie by the name of Stephanie. No one knows how she became so important but she joins the tour and brings along her own brand of strange with her.
|Are you talkin' shit about my girl?|
There's also Erika's "competition" to worry about, Robin Harris, an ex-boy band member and all-around goodie-two-shoes. Punk-ass bitch.
Now, BECAUSE this movie hasn't gotten a whole lot of exposure, I'm not going to tell you too much because I kind of think you have to see this for yourself.
|'Cause ex-boy-band members occasionally need a boot to the neck.|
|Not her. I liked her.|
On the other hand, we also had to deal with, in my opinion, lackluster acting where it seemed like characters were afraid to get passionate. You're fucking metalheads, bitches, SCREAM! Rage at the fucking machine! Only the actress portraying Adele, the bassist, seemed to be able to bring her voice to full volume. I don't know if that's a British thing or not but it makes for a rather milquetoast movie. Plus, there isn't a lot to bring the gorehounds to the yard and the Satan fans might feel a bit teased. And, lastly, the music was not fun to listen to. It did not have a good beat and I could not dance to it. If you're going to make a movie about music, make sure that AT LEAST the music is good.
Sorry, Pat. I know you brought this to me directly and it had it's good points but I can't call it a favorite. It's a GREAT effort, though, and that scores you some points. I do see some AWESOME potential in your work, and that's what counts.
If you want to catch it for yourself, you can watch it here (not for free, though, sorry) and make up your own mind. As I always say, your mileage may vary.