Last night i went to the opening to What we do is secret. A movie about The Germs. There was a Q & A with the director , actors, and Germs and a bunch of drunk idiots blabbing through the entire movie prompting the audience to shout shut up you drunk cunts & get the hell out.
I was a huge fan of The Germs when i was really young.. And was really surprised a few years ago when i heard they were making a film about them since they really were not a band for very long and Darby Crash always seemed like a manipulative, drug addict, bit of a self absorbed asshole.
But what do i know , just what i have read. And Lexicon Devil was contributed to by Don Bolles .
For what its worth What we do is Secret was pretty entertaining. Shot in a fake documentary style.
I was happy to see references to The Screamers and Black Randy as well as many other little known Los Angeles punk bands that made that era something i wish i could have seen in person.
Actors Shane West and Bijou Phillips Playing Darby Crash & Lorna Doom
Next week at The Nuart in Los Angeles will be a screening of Beautiful Losers which will include a Q & A with the director.
If art documentaries interest you, come. It’s next weekend.