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Cocksucker Blues
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by The Ultimate Dancing Machine

"Sucking in the Seventies"
2 stars

A trivial example of a trivial subgenre--i.e., the rock-stars-screwing-around-backstage movie--COCKSUCKER BLUES apparently didn't even please its subject, Sir Mick Jagger and his fellow Stones; they gave it one of those "no resemblance to actual persons, etc." disclaimers (huh?), and went to court to prevent its release. Consequently, this film has been available chiefly through washed-out bootlegs, becoming over the years something of a hot underground item. As far as I'm concerned, the underground can keep it.

A couple of decent performances can't keep COCKSUCKER BLUES from lapsing into navel-gazing tedium: it's mostly a lot of random hotel-room hijinx, with Keith Richards providing the film's highlight when he chucks a TV off the balcony--though some viewers might be wowed by the surprisingly graphic sex-and-drugs footage. (We're talking full nudity, male and female, as well as a few shooting-up bits.) As with Bob Dylan's very similar EAT THE DOCUMENT, it's interesting precisely to the extent that you dig the band; most viewers will quite properly find it self-indulgent and pointless. The movie reveals very little if anything about the Stones or their music. No one should be surprised to see the boys hanging out with drug-crazed groupies, like the hapless airhead interviewed here who complains that she lost custody of her daughter--just cause her mommy does tons of LSD ("She was born on acid"). The excessively shaky "you are there" camerawork doesn't help either.

At least the closing credits are fun: among other oddities, television-destroyer Richards is listed as "TV Repairman." SOMEBODY involved with this movie was having fun--too bad little of it ended up on screen.

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1/06/20 Paul L I saw a terrible bootleg of this, otherwise I'd have rated it higher. 3 stars
11/25/06 karter one of the best movies I've ever seen, the guy above just doesn't get anything! 5 stars
2/07/06 R A The greatest film about rock music ever made. Disturbing and sad. 5 stars
11/17/04 mike hill i like this movie you defenently get to hang with the band also performances are good edite 4 stars
5/04/04 lavigne dominique 2 stars
4/24/04 lou wonderful !!!!!!! 5 stars
1/27/04 aldo quite good 4 stars
1/15/04 jojo great flick, i love the stones, do you know where i can get a copy these days? 5 stars
10/04/03 ramon great movie 5 stars
9/25/03 Ramon V Nitty Gritty 5 stars
3/12/03 Henry The guy who wrote that review doesn't have a clue, don't listen to him. He never even born. 5 stars
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Directed by
  Robert Frank
  Daniel Seymour

Written by

  Mick Jagger
  Keith Richards
  Charlie Watts
  Bill Wyman
  Mick Taylor
  Dick Cavett
  Truman Capote

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