Episode 12: Rock N' Roll High School

Midnight Mass

Oct 13 2021 • 1 hr 32 mins

All revved up and ready to go! This week, Peaches and Michael are dodging the hall monitors and dancing in the gym as they celebrate 1979's ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL! In addition to discussing the film's intersection of rock rebellion and teen comedy, our hosts explore the importance of the punk ethos in the cult canon. Joining the conversation is drag legend Heklina, who shares stories of how her love of The Ramones led to a lifetime of transgressive anarchy. Then, award-winning author Michelle Tea stops by to talk about how the film's lead, Riff Randell, is an unquestionable queer icon. From the majesty of Mary Woronov to the draginess of Joey Ramone, this episode has it all! Go!