Confessions of a Pop Performer

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"The dirty window cleaner finds out pop is just a racket"
  • 1975
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.3  (931)

Confessions of a Pop Performer is a cheeky and lighthearted comedy from 1975, following the escapades of a young musical group named The Love Machine. The film stars Robin Askwith as Timmy Lea, the group's lead singer, and Anthony Booth as his father, Sid, who manages the band's career. The Love Machine is a four-piece band made up of Timmy on vocals, Bongo (George Layton) on drums, Eric (Richard Watts) on guitar, and Spider (Nicholas Bond-Owen) on bass. They are a relatively successful group, performing at small venues and making occasional appearances on television shows, but they dream of hitting it big and becoming superstars.

However, their journey to the top is a bumpy one. Along the way, Timmy and his bandmates find themselves in a series of bizarre and hilarious situations. From run-ins with aggressive fans to mishaps on live television to encounters with strange women, the Love Machine is constantly facing obstacles that threaten to derail their career.

Adding to their troubles is Timmy's father, Sid, who is a bit of a dodgy character. He manages the band to his own advantage, often making shady deals behind their backs and using their fame for his own benefit. Sid also has a habit of getting into trouble with the law which only complicates matters for the band.

Confessions of a Pop Performer is a film that relies heavily on its comedic elements. The humor is often cheeky and risqué, with plenty of sexual innuendos and suggestive jokes. The film's title is apt, as much of the humor revolves around Timmy and his bandmates' sexual exploits, both on and off stage. However, the film's humor is never mean-spirited, and the Love Machine's misadventures are always played for laughs.

The film also has a few musical numbers, as one would expect from a movie about a pop band. The Love Machine performs several songs throughout the film, with Robin Askwith's vocals being a particular highlight. The songs are catchy and upbeat, fitting in perfectly with the film's overall tone.

While Confessions of a Pop Performer is not a cinematic masterpiece, it is a fun and entertaining watch, particularly for fans of the British sex comedy genre. The performances are solid across the board, with Robin Askwith and Anthony Booth as standouts. The film's humor may be a bit dated, but it still manages to elicit plenty of laughs.

Overall, Confessions of a Pop Performer is an enjoyable comedy that serves as a time capsule of a bygone era. It may not be for everyone, but those who enjoy raunchy humor and catchy pop songs are sure to have a good time.

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    1 hr 31 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.3  (931)