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Film: Prey For Rock And Roll

A 2003 film starring Gina Gershon as an aging punk musician in Los Angeles. Also stars Drea de Matteo, Lori Petty and Marc Blucas.


  • Abusive Parents: Sally's.
  • All Drummers Are Animals: See Big Brother Worship below. Sally herself is described as the result "if Shirley Temple and Keith Moon had a love child," while her brother's nickname IS Animal.
  • Asshole Victim: Nick YMMV, but rather than have him arrested, it might be Disproportionate Retribution to tattoo Rapist on his forehead and dump him on the street.
  • Big Brother Worship: Sally began playing drums because of her brother, Animal (named for the Muppet).
  • Break the Cutie: Poor Sally.
  • Bury Your Gays: Faith dies in a car accident. Averted in that Sally and the bisexual Jackie are fine.
  • Excrement Statement: Jacki's response to the terrible contract her manager offers the band.
  • Older than They Look/Hollywood Old: Examined and played straight. Jacki is 40 and "chasing a teenager's dream" of being a rock star. Some of the drama hinges on her being older than her bandmates and depressed because she never made it as a rock star. However, Gina Gershon (who was 40 at the time of filming) looks better than a lot of 25 year olds.
  • Rape as Drama: Tracy's boyfriend's rape fantasies and his assault on Sally. Also the basis for their song "Every Six Minutes."
  • The Rock Star: Subverted. Jacki went to LA to pursue her dream and never made it.
  • Riot Grrrl: Mentioned in a discussion between Faith and Jacki.
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Lots of all three.
  • Shout-Out: Plenty, to the LA punk scene and other stars such as Tina Turner.

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