Kinks Album To Become Movie
The Kinks’ 1976 concept album Schoolboys In Disgrace is being turned into a movie.
Ray Davies is acting as executive producer on the project, which tells the story of a schoolboy’s ongoing battle with the educational establishment, which leads to him becoming Mr. Flash, the villain on the band’s rock operas Preservation Act 1 (released in 1973) and Preservation Act 2 (1974).
This is being written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. He says: “Schoolboys In Disgrace is a story that any kid who has felt that they are not being treated fairly can relate to, all set to some of the greatest rock songs you’ll ever hear. It’s the genesis story of a supervillain set to music. It’s the story of the world’s most charming criminal and a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals”.