1996, super 8, 49:00
The 20th Anniversary Edition of Danny Plotnick and The Icky Boyfirends I'm Not Fascinating-The Movie! will be available summer 2016. 20 years removed from its world premiere on Valentine's Day 1996 at The Viper Room in Los Angeles, this movie - shot entirely on now-obsolete Super-8 sync sound film stock and precariously held together by splicing tape - is finally being given the deluxe re-release treatment with a brand new, HD transfer and accompanied by a gut-busting smorgasbord of bonus features and never-before-released live concert footage of the band. This new transfer is undoubtedly better than the film deserves but despite its hi-def sheen (*cough*), no-budget cinephile purists can rest easy knowing that the original's many "weirdly beautiful" visual flaws are all still ingloriously intact.
Brace yourselves for one of the most resplendent footnotes of rock 'n' roll anti-history ever to grace the silver screen. I'm Not Fascinating-The Movie! chronicles the pointless shenanigans of San Francisco rock 'n' roll ne'er-do-wells The Icky Boyfriends and their futile quest for rock stardom. Undaunted by the universal hatred of both their music and their look, the band perseveres, netting themselves a hefty major label contract. But stardom proves elusive as they descend into a world of murder, intrigue, nepotism, consumer research groups, excessive use of caffeine-laden soda pop and death. Who kills the Ickys? You'll wish you had!
"A Monkees-meet-Hate-comics slice of cinema non-vérité."
-San Francisco Weekly
"Move over Magical Mystery Tour, take a seat Tommy: San Francisco's Icky Boyfriends and Danny Plotnick have topped the semifictional rock-drama genre with their epic I'm Not Fascinating The Movie! A weirdly beautiful spectacle of self-defeat. An instant classic."
-San Francisco Bay Guardian
Starring: Anthony Bedard, Shea Bond, Chris Enright, Jonathan Swift, Claudia Vlasak & Ray Wilcox.