Abel Ferrara revisits strip clubs of his hometown neighborhood for this musical farce

Go Go Tales

on January 01, 1900 by Richard Mowe
Renegade director Abel Ferrara ( The Bad Lieutenant ) lightens up with this musical froth set amid the topless clubs that flourished around the director's New York neighborhood at Union Square. Ray (Willem Dafoe) and Jay (Roy Dotrice) run a “go go” cabaret in downtown Manhattan which represents “a factory of dreams” for young dancers trying to make their way in the showbiz. In the course of one night, Ray and Jay are facing imminent foreclosure by the landlady (Sylvia Miles) when Ray's younger brother Johnny (Matthew Modine) reveals he is no longer willing to lend him the money to keep the club open. Things have gotten so bad that even the dancers, among them Asia Argento as the deliciously sexy Monroe, are threatening to "strip-strike," and, to make matters worse, Ray has lost their winning lottery ticket. Wacky and good-humored, Go Go has a seductive visual appeal that Ferrara exploits to the fullest. Distributor: No distributor set
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Matthew Modine, Asia Argento, Riccardio Scamarcio, Sylvia Miles, Roy Dotrice, Stefania Rocca and Pras Michel
Director/Screenwriter: Abel Ferrara
Genre: Comedy
Rating: Not yet rated
Running time: 105 min.
Release date: TBD
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