* CriticalResearchFailure: Zeus and Hera claim not to know about human emotions. Y'know, the poster gods for AnythingThatMoves and ClingyJealousGirl.
* CultClassic: This had the bad fortune to be made while disco was dying, and flopped as a result. These days it's a cult film with women [[VindicatedByCable who watched it on cable as young girls]] and gay men who liked the massive amount of camp, music, and the hopeful message in the movie.
* DeaderThanDisco: A literal example: the film was conceived and produced at the height of disco's popularity, but had the misfortune to come out at the ''exact'' time it's popularity nosedived. Critics destroyed it, and the general public was so sick of disco that they didn't bother. Had it not been for those young gay men who enjoyed it for the hot mess that it was, it'd have probably faded entirely into obscurity.
* EarWorm: Horrifyingly.
* GenreKiller: The movie's failure killed the musical as a creditable genre for almost ''25 years''.
* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: The stage version. Non-fans of the movie embraced it, while fans felt that [[DontExplainTheJoke all it did was explain the (unintentional) joke]].
* SoBadItsGood: Despite the film's many flaws, it manages to be entertaining. As a double-bill alongside ''Can't Stop the Music'' (another disco musical that toplined the Music/VillagePeople), it inspired John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry Awards. Perhaps a telling sign of the film's quality is the fact that he admits to re-watching it once in a while.
** Of course, the fact that Wilson named "Suspended in Time" the Worst Song of the Year is laughable.
* VindicatedByCable: The movie was trashed by critics but it picked up its core audience on pay cable channels.
** Especially in the early 80s era, when HBO (which until 1981 didn't even operate on a 24-hour schedule) had a very small library of movies to air.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Though considering the era, cocaine probably ''was'' involved, just not in the creative process.