Boy, this movie is well-done but quite depressing - full of bad music and vacuous people. Spheeris captures the bands working to become rock stars, their fans, and the decadent stars they all idolize. Everybody comes across as ignorant and proud of it. Spheeris definitely makes her sympathies clear. For example, one man's self-destructive behavior while his mother watches is haunting and excruciating to watch.