70 minutes / All ages / 1989 / United States of America / Average:
Underground Classic Cult Masterwork. It's about teen love; it's about teen dreams; it's about digging your grave with an electric guitar.
See why ROGER EBERT walked out after 7 minutes.
In the grand tradition of BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS, DESPERATE TEENAGE LOVEDOLLS, and ROCK AND ROLL MOBSTER GIRLS, MY DEGENERATION is the story of a female rock trio. The blonde bass player narrates, has visions of cottact cheese and canned half peaches, and falls in love with a (real) pig's head that thinks out loud. The music is great ... and the humor is very on target.
Jon Moritsugu, director of the movies MOD F*** EXPLOSION, SCUMROCK, TERMINAL USA, and FAME WHORE, gained his notoriety in the late 1980's with MY DEGENERATION, his very first feature. Raw, visceral, and ultra-entertaining, MY DEGENERATION is the perfect entry point to this director's grand vision and fever dreams.