years, Dennis Hensley, author of the best-seller Misadventures
in the (213), has been getting his friends together to watch
and crack wise about the films we all know and love, films like Taxi
Driver, Jaws and The Sound of Music, films that had
an impact on the world we live in. They also watched Glitter.
each movie endures its share of cheap shots ("Whitney
Houston's wig in The Bodyguard is like a tri-cornered
hat. I keep waiting for
her to cross the Delaware"), Hensley and Co. are just as
likely to talk seriously about what the films mean to them. "The thing that killed me when I saw Saturday Night
Fever," recalls one party regular, "is that I knew
I was desperate like Donna Pescow, but I wanted to be glamorous
like Karen Lyn Gorney. That
struggle has stayed with me my whole life."
Party also explores the lives of its 'characters' outside of
the parties; their hopes and dreams, fortunes and foibles, and
how the ritual of getting together once a month to lust after
Gregory Harrison in For Ladies Only or skewer Barbra
Streisand in A Star Is Born comes to mean more to them
than they ever would have imagined.
if you can't bite into a strawberry without thinking of 9 1/2
Weeks... if you end up screening your calls whenever St.
Elmo's Fire turns up on cable... if you've always wanted to
watch Al Pacino get leathered-up and go Cruising but
aren't man enough to do it alone, grab a seat on the couch. The party's just beginning.