Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Groupies is a look at the women (and a couple of men) who sleep with rock stars for the fame and notoriety it brings them. Supposedly Cinema Verite, the movie is really just a bunch of poorly edited footage that is extremely hard to watch.
There are some musical performances interspersed throughout the film: Spooky Tooth rehearsing at The Fillmore, Joe Cocker and The Grease Band playing "Delta Lady", Ten Years After performing "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" and "Help Me Baby", Dry Creek Road doing "Mister Sun", and Terry Reid with two songs "Superlungs" (back of dvd labels this mistakenly as "Supertones") and performing what I thought was the best song in the movie, "Bang Bang".
As with any type of reality filming, the groupies play to the camera, not really giving you a true look at who they are, but only a look at who they want you to think they are. The sound is so bad that many times it was hard to even hear/understand what the groupies were spouting off about. The only reason I can see to watch Groupies is to see the musical performances, the rest of the movie, in my opinion is a waste of time.