Television “Dad. Now Look Cool. It’s Hammerjack.”
posted by January 14 at 10:40 AMon
I watched Serial Mom this weekend, the John Waters flick starring Kathleen Turner as a mom who goes around beating people to death with meat, setting dudes on fire at rock shows, and making obscene phone calls to old ladies.
I love this movie. I haven’t seen this movie since the early ’90s, and I never knew until this weekend that the band that is playing during one of my favorite scenes is L7 playing the song “Gas Chamber.” During the rock club scene she kills a dude during a band’s set (he didn’t buckle his seatbelt, you see, he had to be punished). She drops a light rig on him and then sets him on fire with a lighter and hairspray. Donita Sparks spits more alcohol on him while he flails around, burning to death. It’s hilarious.
In the movie L7 is called the Camel Lips (appropriate, with their tight stretchpants and all). The club is called Hammerjack. And yeah, that’s Ricki Lake and Matthew Lillard as her kids.
(Excuse the subtitles.)