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October 3, 2012 2:30 PM   Subscribe

In a dystopian future... (NSFW audio)

Drafthouse Films has released ten minutes of their 2011 comedy epic, THE FP, documenting the Warriors-like struggle for control over Frazier Park, with a not-at-all trademarked
Dance Dance Revolution Beat Beat Revelation as the battleground.

Aight, dawg? Let's roll.
posted by zippy (39 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Have we seriously not have an FP thread yet? Because that movie was awesomely terrible and terribly awesome and if I get my act together in time I am totally going as J-Tro for Halloween.

(There is a point past which I won't defend the movie - I am not kidding about the terrible. But I am not kidding about the awesome either.)
posted by restless_nomad at 2:36 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


... there is something I'm not getting right?
posted by Blasdelb at 2:46 PM on October 3, 2012


Omega gangsta mode.
posted by natteringnabob at 2:48 PM on October 3, 2012


@restless_nomad: OMG, my girlfriend and I were talking about being J-Tro and B-Tro for Halloween, too!

We roll together, we die together.
posted by keep_evolving at 2:51 PM on October 3, 2012


I see "FPP" on MeFi all the time but I don't know what it means.

I don't want to derail but ... help a brother out?
posted by Tevin at 2:52 PM on October 3, 2012


You had me at Warriors-like...
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:52 PM on October 3, 2012


Front Page Post
posted by Blasdelb at 2:52 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is there a... I mean, like a Wikipedia article or... maybe something more than the IMDB... ?
posted by koeselitz at 2:54 PM on October 3, 2012


Never mind, I think it's better without it.
posted by koeselitz at 2:55 PM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Comic Strip's "Slags" episode is pretty much the high-water mark for dystopian gang parodies.
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:56 PM on October 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


There's an article in Wired, Instant cult classic The FP does it for the lulz, if the inexplicable needs explicking.
posted by zippy at 2:56 PM on October 3, 2012


I love L Dubba E's lion growl sound effect.

Man, I need to see this.
posted by brundlefly at 3:09 PM on October 3, 2012


set in a dystopian future that looks like what the 1980s thought the 1990s were going to look like

Sounds like PunkPunk.

Sold!
posted by Artw at 3:12 PM on October 3, 2012


The aesthetic is sort of "Fallout via southern California thrift store" although I don't think they ever really explained what the apocalypse was, or if in fact there ever was one.
posted by restless_nomad at 3:14 PM on October 3, 2012


This is what I thought Bellflower was going to be like, so I guess I win in the end.
posted by mph at 3:15 PM on October 3, 2012


Back in the day the apocalypse didn't even really need explaining, it was just sort of assumed there would be one.
posted by Artw at 3:16 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


oh man

i am excited to watch this film!

but also

not excited because of the problems I already see in it
posted by rebent at 3:21 PM on October 3, 2012


There's also an interview with the costume designer, Sarah Trost (s-tro?)

Some NSFW bits.
posted by zippy at 3:26 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I know the whole thing is self-reflexive...but if the acting were just SLIGHTLY more committed it would set the whole thing off. The phoned-in acting kind of ruins it for me...mainly the two main guys. If it felt like they owned that language instead of were trying it on for size...this would seize me. Even still...its fun,
posted by jnnla at 3:31 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


not excited because of the problems I already see in it

It works best if you look at it as the best possible movie a couple of really ordinary-albeit-talented teenage boys could make.

(And the acting... well, it's not stellar. J-Tro is in fact one of the writers, Jason Trost, whose IMDB page shows a lot of unnamed crowd roles before this and... nothing else. But the commitment level isn't really the problem, and that gets more clear as the movie goes on and you realize they are not actually going to ever wink at the audience over it.)
posted by restless_nomad at 3:35 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Gonna have to do a Max Headroom post someday... That or one on the Quatro ad.
posted by Artw at 3:35 PM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is like going to Gwar concert where they actually kill people with chainsaws.

It's like peeing into Duchamp's "Fountain."

If you parody something that was ironic in the first place, it just becomes stupid.
posted by R. Schlock at 3:37 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is like going to Gwar concert where they actually kill people with chainsaws.

SOLD!
posted by Artw at 3:38 PM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Comic Strip's "Slags" episode is pretty much the high-water mark for dystopian gang parodies. how have i not know about this until now?
posted by Dr. Twist at 3:48 PM on October 3, 2012


So I opened the youtube page, and all I got was the truncated description:

"In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural
wasteland Frazier Park ('The FP') in the deadly arena of competitive..."

and it was clearly a B-Film, but I was thinking, "Is this Sf, one of those Christian apocalyptic films...?"

and it wasn't the dance pads were revealed that I got it.

But, having known some SERIOUS DDR people, the actors just aren't convincing as DDR champs. Not fast enough, not enough bouncing -- and the arrows going by looked like they were on easy mode (aka what I do).

But i still love DDR so hard.
posted by jb at 3:48 PM on October 3, 2012


It's like peeing into Duchamp's "Fountain."

I now fully intend writing a post apocalyptic tale that starts with someone doing that.
posted by Artw at 3:52 PM on October 3, 2012


I wanted it to be good, but it was a movie so bad, it was bad.

Still may go as J-Tro for Hallowe'en.
posted by Imperfect at 4:01 PM on October 3, 2012


NOTE: If you have Netflix Instant, this is your lucky day.
posted by Frobenius Twist at 4:38 PM on October 3, 2012


I like the way the title signature bong ends with a quick crescendo morph between the melodies for Chariots of Fire and Bladerunner. Nice. I think I'd still just rather watch an old Troma though.
posted by meehawl at 5:05 PM on October 3, 2012


restless_nomad: "not excited because of the problems I already see in it

It works best if you look at it as the best possible movie a couple of really ordinary-albeit-talented teenage boys could make.

(And the acting... well, it's not stellar. J-Tro is in fact one of the writers, Jason Trost, whose IMDB page shows a lot of unnamed crowd roles before this and... nothing else. But the commitment level isn't really the problem, and that gets more clear as the movie goes on and you realize they are not actually going to ever wink at the audience over it.)
"

I'm worried more about the language/additudes, rather than the acting quality

oh god i've turned into my father
posted by rebent at 9:05 PM on October 3, 2012


Well, yes, see above re: teenage boys. It's juvenile in the extreme, and the less said about the portrayal of women, the better.
posted by restless_nomad at 9:19 PM on October 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Comic Strip's "Slags" episode is pretty much the high-water mark for dystopian gang parodies. how have i not know about this until now?
posted by Dr. Twist at 3:48 PM on October 3 [+] [!]


I'd also recommend their "5 Go Mad In Dorset" a parody of Enid Blyton's Famous Five, which I had completely forgot about watching as a stoned teenager, so thanks Smart Dalek!
posted by Hello, I'm David McGahan at 4:18 AM on October 4, 2012


If we've not had a Comic Strip FPP then my god are we overdue one, maybe even one of those overlong competition style posts.
posted by Artw at 5:59 AM on October 4, 2012


Is nobody going to mention that a bunch of these dudes were also in Crank 2: High Voltage or Ghost Rider 2?

Or that J-Tro REALLY does wear an eyepatch in real life? (Jason Trost images for reference)

I mean, the mind boggles. I watched it for the shoes, mostly. But there were seriously just TOO many cuss words in the dialogue, to the point where it was distracting.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:09 AM on October 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's like peeing into Duchamp's "Fountain."

Now adding an edible coconut-frosted pink puck-shaped cupcake, though, that's comedy gold.
posted by zippy at 10:19 AM on October 4, 2012


Unicorn, I did not know that! I just watched the film this morning, and yeah the cussing and sex were quite over the top. I felt like, yeah, this is an amazing film that also sucks a ton.
posted by rebent at 4:35 PM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


And, in case I'm not the only person that didn't find this immediately obvious, 245 and 248 are phone number exchange codes in Frazier Park.
posted by ckape at 10:52 PM on October 4, 2012


Done and done. (I did in fact have the scrolling LED belt buckle - the dude who took our picture did not quite get the iPhone camera.)

Two people recognized me! It was kinda awesome.
posted by restless_nomad at 10:17 PM on October 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


frickin' dope as heck, yo!
posted by rebent at 8:59 PM on November 2, 2012


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