Carrie Nations Creator Roger Ebert Defends Chick Music

Dec 14th, 2007 // 7 Comments

btvotd.jpgThe man who created the Carrie Nations is apparently still into “chick music,” as evidenced by this line from his review of (ugh) Alvin & The Chipmunks: “Despite the fact that the film is set in the present, when the real (or “real”) Chipmunks already have a back catalog bigger than Kimya Dawson’s, the movie tells the story of how they become rock stars and almost get burned out on the rock circuit.” Dear Roger Ebert: Please write a Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls sequel that’s about an all-lady band that graduates from the K universe into the big, bad world of mainstream pop. The world needs it. [rogerebert.com]

  1. queensissy

    Roger Ebert just name-checked Kimya Dawson? What planet am I living on?

  2. Anonymous

    @queensissy: He probably just got inundated with Juno press of late.

  3. Nicolars

    Roger Ebert is a groovy boy.

  4. Ned Raggett

    Read the recent Russ Meyer biography the other month. The story about how Russ took Roger under his wing is so not surprising.

  5. Clevertrousers

    Didn’t Roger Ebert write the treatment for the Russ Meyer/ Sex Pistols movie that never got made? He’s hipper than all of us.

  6. mike a

    Either that or his coworker Jim DeRogatis fed him that line.

    Edited from the final draft: “Writers Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, the creators of The Adventures of Pete & Pete, have crafted movie more disappointing than the Dub Narcotic Sound System catalogue.”

  7. Richfourfour

    10 years ago, that movie coulda starred Sleater-Kinney. I can hear so clearly in my head what Corin Tucker’s wail would sound like opening “Find It.”

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