|Russ Meyer Director||previously directed Cherry, Harry & Raquel!|
From rags to riches, a small town rock group comes to Los Angeles to become superstars. Along the way they fall into fame, money, drugs, love and MURDER!
Austin Powers pays homage to the party scene with both use of Strawberry Alarm Cock's song "Incense Peppermints" and Z-Man's line "This is my happening and it freaks me out"2 More Trivia
Before heading into the doctor to have an abortion for Harris' baby, Casey Anderson asks "Couldn't I just have one of my dolls?" and Roxanne replies "Not before. It could be dangerous." The only reference to the original film.
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Beware, fair maiden, of Emerson Thorne. Behind that friendly mask, inside that innocent shell lies fermenting the unholy seed of a lawyer.
|Dolly Read||Kelly Mac Namara|
|Cynthia Myers||Casey Anderson|
|Marcia McBroom||Petronella Danforth|
|John Lazar||Ronnie 'Z-Man' Barzell|
|Michael Blodgett||Lance Rocke|
|David Gurian||Harris Allsworth|
|Edy Williams||Ashley St. Ives|
|Phyllis Davis||Susan Lake|
|Harrison Page||Emerson Thorne|
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Escaping from their small town gigs at local high school proms, a rock group packs up their van and heads off to the wild and exciting Los Angeles. Kelly Affair, made up of lead singer Kelly MacNamara, guitarist Casey Anderson, drummer Petronella Danforth and manager Harris Allsworth head out to find Kelly's aunt Susan who runs a successful fashion business. For guilt of not seeing Kelly in years, Susan takes her in, promises her a family inheritance, and takes her to exclusive Hollywood parties. Susan's lawyer, Porter Hall, is quick to intervene and believes it's a rash and poor choice to hand a fortune to young, hippie girl. At a party, they are seduced by rock tycoon Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell, who is smitten by them and intends to take them under his wing and make them into superstars. Z-Man is quick to remove their former manager, Harris, and changes their name to "The Carrie Nations." They quickly release a record "Look on up at the Bottom" and make it big. As a result, Kelly leaves her boyfriend for gold digger Lance Rocke, Harris begins drinking heavily and forms a relationship with porn star Ashley St. Ives, Petronella falls in love with a law student named Emerson Thorne, Casey starts to distance herself from the life's excesses and befriends a clothing designer named Rozanne, and in the background, Z-Man keeps an eye on all of them as a puppet master.
Very quickly, Kelly starts to argue with Porter for her share of Susan's inheritance, even to the point of seducing him. Petronella starts seeing famed boxer Randy Black behind Emerson's back which quickly escalates into a violent fight, and Casey gets raped by Harris after a night of heavy drinking and drugs for the two of them. Harris' depression leads him to even more drinking. He is mocked and humiliated by all to the point where he attempts suicide on stage during a live performance by The Carrie Nations. Harris survives his suicide attempt but becomes a paraplegic and wheelchair bound; but he is taken back by his friends in The Carrie Nations. Roxanne convinces Casey to have an abortion and then quickly seduces her.
Z-Man's parties become more exclusive and dark as he invites only Lance, Roxanne and Casey to a costume themed party where they will take on new persona as they take peyote. The night quickly becomes a massacre as Z-Man's persona unravels.