I’m Not Fascinating—The Movie!, 1996
Over 20 years removed from its world premiere on Valentine’s Day 1996 at The Viper Room in LA, this movie – shot entirely on Super-8 sync sound film stock – has finally been given the deluxe re-release treatment with a new, HD transfer and accompanied by a smorgasbord of bonus features and 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 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!