Can’t Stop the Music (1980; Nancy Walker) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 12
“Oh boy! One hot night coming up!”
On this crotch-bulging episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, Saddle Tramps go-go boys Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell review Nancy Walker’s coked-up 1980 Village People origin story Can’t Stop the Music (aka Searching for Leatherman).
The first film to win the Razzie award for Worst Picture, it co-stars Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, and a pre-gender transition Caitlyn Jenner, but the film is best remembered for inspiring the Baskin-Robbins flavor Can’t Stop the Nuts.
Discovering to their horror that the music will never stop, even beyond the grave, Daniel and Corky discuss the Guttenberg bulge body double, lascivious Leatherkids and the dilated pupils of Jack “Relax! Boogie!” Weston.
U.S. release date: June 20, 1980
This week’s beer: New Glory Brewing’s Astro Haze (6.2% ABV)
This week’s Darer: Dan Scott
Why Dare Daniel and Corky to watch Can’t Stop the Music? “Because you can’t stop the music. Nobody can stop the music. You will want to stop the music so many times. But you Can’t. Stop. The Music.”
IMDB synopsis: “A pseudo autobiography of disco’s The Village People.”
This week’s referenced movies: The Shining; The Bad News Bears; Cruising; Rocky; Wildcats; Fletch; Superman; Chuck & Buck; Apocalypse Now; Coming Home; Miller’s Crossing; It Happened One Night; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Grease; Theodore Rex
Ratings: Daniel – Reverse Dare; Corky – Double Dare