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Film / Global Heresy

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Global Heresy (American title Rock My World) Charles and Diana Foxley, a pair of Land Poor British aristocrats have secretly rented their mansion to the American Rock band "Global Heresy", which is in turmoil after the recent death of its lead singer, Ben Gould. Due to a last minute cancellation (and a greedy record company trying to exploit them), the Foxley's are forced to pretend to be the servants they'd hired to help out the group. Initially, they find their guests unwelcome and rowdy, while the band sees them weird in a stuffy way. As the movie goes on though, they end up helping each other in both expected, and unexpected ways.



  • The Band Minus the Face: The eponymous band is suffering from emotional turmoil and an increasingly weak position with their record company since their famous lead singer, Ben Gould, disappeared from his boat and is assumed to be dead. Ben is faking his death as a publicity stunt, but by the time he returns, the others feel that they no longer need him.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Flit's unhappiness at Nat's presence, which initially seems to be solely out of the feeling that she's replacing Ben, gradually turns out to have some of this, as well as guilt due to knowing that Ben's planned return would leave her jobless again.
  • British Stuffiness: Lord Foxley, and to a lesser extent his wife, are a bit uptight around their guests at first.
  • Character Development: Both the band and the Foxley's undergo some.
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  • Completely Different Title: The movie is called Rock My World in America.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The record company bigwigs are trying to record the bands music to sell bootleg copies while their at the mansion, while also attempting to trick them into signing away creative control.
  • Flipping the Bird: Ben does this while hitchhiking away from Foxley Hall.
  • Get Out!: At the end the band does this to Ben, after learning why he left them, and for being an all-around Jerkass they don't appreciate anymore.
  • Heroic Bastard: The Foxley's niece Georgia, who was born out of wedlock, is a fairly good person, and an environmental scientist.
  • Hurting Hero: When they're introduced, the band is pretty upset by the dissapearence and presumed death of their founder and lead singer Ben and in Flit's case the stress of keeping it a secret.
  • I Have This Friend: Charles claims to have learned legal language from the former law studdent Lord Foxley, when he stops the band from signing Chancellor's contract.
  • Internal Reveal: The Foxley's realize that Global Heresy found out about them When they get a cheque from them with their real names on it, while the audience was shown this a couple scenes earlier.
  • King Incognito: The Foxley's go undercover as their servants for the entirety of the film.
  • Land Poor: The Foxley's, who need to rent the mansion just to be abel to afford to pay part of the debt on it.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: A conversation started when the band notices some stuff around the mansion that would have been bought for kids reveals that The Foxley's (especially Charles) had always wanted kids but Diana couldn't have any (something that had her feel lacking and caused some stress to their marriage).
  • Mistaken for Gay: Edward, due to a bedroom mix-up where he ended up in the same bed as one of the band members.
  • Never Found the Body: Ben's clothes were found on a beach, but he never was. For good reason.
  • Nice to the Waiter: The band is initially a bit entitled towards the "servants" and not too considerate of them, but soon get better and are chumming around with them a lot. Ben's meanness to them is one of the final straws for them.
  • Promotion, Not Punishment: After Chancellor's actions on behalf of the record company are revealed, as the others start hurling very angry and profane insults at him all over the place. Leo suddenly has this to say.
    Leo: You've got everything it takes to be our manager.
  • Publicity Stunt: Ultimately revealed to be why Ben faked his death, as it boosted record sales.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: James Chancellor is trying to carry out the wishes of the record company, but does have some appreciation for the music the band is making and fondness for their members, as well as being driven due to his boss having threatened to fire him.
  • Read the Fine Print: Chancellor is trying to get the band to sign a 90 page contract which has a minor clause that would give the record company control of the bands songs.
  • Secret-Keeper: Flit is the only person who knows that Ben faked his death.
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: The Foxley's and the band, at first.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Nat, Ben's replacement, is the only girl in the band.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: It's gradually implied that some of the bands rougher qualities were influenced by hanging around Ben, especially Flit.