12 November 2012

Happy Yé-Yé Veterans Day from Les Idoles

This psychedelic musical satire serves as both a critique and inadvertently a celebration of French pop music and yé-yé culture in the sixties, which seemed to fuel the revolutionary spirit in French youth while also offering up easy escapism.  Watch the American Flag Freakout Dance below:

Les Idoles apparently received a warm reception in France when it debuted in 1968, but for one reason or another the movie was never released in the United States.  More Les Idoles film stills and info at Cinebeats.