The Secret Disco Revolution (2013)



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The disco era, long dismissed as a time of hedonistic excess, has been gravely misunderstood. Revisionist historians now argue the era was in fact an important time of protest: liberating gays, blacks and women. THE SECRET DISCO REVOLUTION juxtaposes disco revisionists against revealing new interviews with the era's biggest stars: Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive), Village People (YMCA, In The Navy), Robert "Kool" Bell from Kool and the Gang, and Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey - KC and the Sunshine Band. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy, Special Interest
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Written By: Jamie Kastner
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

"The Secret Disco Revolution" laughably fails to turn Barry White and Donna Summer into the Che Guevara and Emma Goldman of the dance floor.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
New York Post
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Faddish taste may be interesting for some, but for others it will devolve into the banal, as cultural history as well as entertainment.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
New York Times
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The veil is lifted on this secret movement, one that everyone else thought was just about dancing and doing coke.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Seattle Times
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With the right group of friends and the right amount to drink it could be a rowdy good time. Without intoxicants, it's a gimmicky joke that drags on too long.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The movie feels like a flakey, off-the-cuff blog post that somehow transmogrified itself into a feature-length documentary.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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"The Secret Disco Revolution," claims that the steady "four on the floor" beat was the reason for the liberation of gays, African Americans and women. And oddly, in a blend of humorous and dead serious storytelling, director James Kastner makes his case.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for The Secret Disco Revolution


I watched it sober. Not the recommended approach to an argument that disco is the musical embodiment of the feminist critique of patriarchy. In a different mood I might have been able to consider Donna Summer's Love to Love you Baby as a rejection of the three-minute sex act!

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