Hidden among the seemingly peaceful suburbs of America, there lies a bizarre patchwork of unique subcultures and secret societies - extraordinary communities that live on the periphery according to their own set of rules, rituals, and traditions. From renegade Amish sects and New Age cults to centuries-old Gypsy clans, each episode transports viewers into the dark underbelly of a fascinating and foreign world. "Deadly Devotion" recounts the gripping and unpredictable true stories of everyday people on the search for a sense of belonging in these strange worlds, and end up paying a fatal price.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Deadly Devotion - Club Kids - Netflix
The Club Kids was a group of young New York City dance club personalities led by Michael Alig and James St. James in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The group was notable for its members' flamboyant behavior and outrageous costumes. In 1988, writer Michael Musto wrote about the Club Kids' “cult of crazy fashion and petulance”: “They ... are terminally superficial, have dubious aesthetic values, and are master manipulators, exploiters, and, thank God, partiers.” The group was also recognized as an artistic and fashion-conscious youth culture. They were a definitive force in New York City's underground club culture at the time. Several Club Kids have made long-lasting contributions to mainstream art and fashion. According to former Club Kid “Walt Paper” Cassidy, “The nightclub for me was like a laboratory, a place where you were encouraged and rewarded for experimentation.” However, Alig and numerous followers began heavy drug use. He began adding drug dealers to the Club Kids roster and Peter Gatien's payroll, and increasing numbers of Club Kids became addicted to drugs.
Deadly Devotion - Bibliography - Netflix
St. James, James (1999). Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-85764-2. Bailey, Fenton; Barbato, Randy (Directors) (1998). Party Monster: The Shockumentary (documentary film). Picture This! Entertainment.
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