APRIL MOVIE THON DAY 25

For the twenty-fifth day of the B&S About Movies April Movie Thon, it’s all movies that are based on short lived big deals.

April 25: Fads — Lambada. Disco. Garbage Pail Kids. What’s your favorite fad-related movie?

All April long, we’ll have thirty themes as writing prompts. If you’d like to be part of it, you can just send us an article for that day to bandsaboutmovies@gmail.com or post it on your site and share it out with the hashtag #BSAprilMovieThon.

Here are a few movies to watch today:

Breakin’ (1984): Cannon usually chased trends. With this movie — and the even stranger Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo — they were ahead of what was hot. When Cannon would break apart, there would be a battle for another dance craze between The Forbidden Dance and Lambada.

Roller Boogie (1979): I really should start a Letterboxd list of all the roller skate movies that I love, including Skatetown U.S.A.Kansas BomberXanaduUnholy RollersRollerballRoller Blade (and all of its sequels and Rollergator), SolarbabiesAirbourneWhip It and Prayer of the Rollerboys.

Can’t Stop the Music (1980): There are a lot of disco movies I could mention — Can’t Stop the Music, Disco FeverThe Wiz — but only one was made this late and is also about the fad that was the Village People.

What are you watching?

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