Director Jamie Kastner’s The Secret Disco Revolution is making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept 8.
Billed as a “doc-satire,” the film takes a revisionist look at the disco craze that swept the world in the 1970s and ’80s.
Kastner says the boost disco gave to the fight for gay rights has often been overlooked.
“It was liberating gays, blacks, women,” says Kastner in Xtra‘s video interview below. “You name it, disco was liberating them.”
Interviewees include Gloria Gaynor, the Village People, Michael Musto and Thelma Houston.