Year Produced: 2011
Directed By: Daniel Roby
Starring: Paul Doucet, Justin Chatwin, Patrick Huard, Sarah Mutch
Language: French & English
Run Time: 132 min.
This energetic Boogie Nights-style ensemble drama from openly gay screenwriter Steve Gallucio (Mambo Italiano) follows the glamorous denizens of Montreal’s Starlight disco — from superstar deejay Bastien and his drug-fueled rise and fall to the mismatched gay romance of out fashion maven Jonathan and his closet-case boyfriend Tino (Justin Chatwin, Shameless). Funkytown is a glossy, big-budget movie featuring a spectacular, greatest disco hits soundtrack.
Bastien Lavallee (hunky Patrick Huard) is the superstar deejay and host of Montreal’s hot TV show, Disco Dance Party. Adriana (gorgeous real-life model Sarah Mutch) is the super knockout model who falls into a hot drugged out affair with Bastien (despite his nagging wife). TV celeb Paul Doucet stars as Jonathan, the gay fashion maven who falls for the closeted Tino (hottie Justin Chatwin, Shameless) despite Tino’s double life and thuggish gay basher friends.
Featuring a spectacular soundtrack of the greatest hits of the era, Funkytown is a glossy, big-budget and loving recreation of the glitz, sex and debauchery that was Disco. This wonderfully authentic drama (drawn from true stories of the time) features such hot classic disco hits as: Disco Inferno, Don’t Leave Me This Way, Knock on Wood, Doctor’s Orders, Hot Stuff, I Feel Love, and of course Funkytown.