Directed by Matt Tyrnauer. With Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Divine. Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club's hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.
Usually you just hear about the atmosphere and the glamour. Nice to see some of the backside of what took the club down and what happened to some of the principals since. A generally excellent portrayal of the late 70’s to help place the time in to some cultural context leading into the 1980’s and even explaining a bit about where we are today in the 2010’s.