The Last Days of Disco
The Last Days of Disco is a 1998 sardonic
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 comedy-drama film
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 written and directed by Whit Stillman
Whit Stillman
Whit Stillman is an American writer-director known for his sly depictions of the "urban haute bourgeoisie" Whit Stillman (born John Whitney Stillman on January 25, 1952) is an American writer-director known for his sly depictions of the "urban haute bourgeoisie" Whit Stillman (born John Whitney...

 and loosely based on his travels and experiences in various nightclubs in Manhattan
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, including Studio 54
Studio 54
Studio 54 was a highly popular discotheque from 1977 until 1991, located at 254 West 54th Street in Manhattan, New York, USA. It was originally the Gallo Opera House, opening in 1927, after which it changed names several times, eventually becoming a CBS radio and television studio. In 1977 it...

. The film concerns a group of Ivy League
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 and Hampshire
Hampshire College
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 graduates falling in and out of love in the disco scene of Manhattan in the "very early 1980s". Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
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 and Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale
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 have the lead roles.

The Last Days of Disco is the third film in what Stillman calls his "Doomed-Bourgeois-in-Love series", which begins with Metropolitan
Metropolitan (film)
Metropolitan is the first film by director and screenwriter Whit Stillman. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.-Synopsis:...

and continues with Barcelona
Barcelona (film)
Barcelona is a 1994 comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman and set in Barcelona, Spain. The movie stars Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman and Mira Sorvino.-Plot:...


Do you think the neurological effects of caffeine are similar to that of cocaine?

I could be gay.

Our bodies are not really designed for group social life. We're really designed for pairing off.

I have a gay mouth?

[to Josh] Are you taking your medication?

For me, Wednesday was gay day.

I'm not an addict. I'm a habitual user.

Yuppie stands for "young upwardly mobile professional". Nightclub flunkie is not a professional category. I wish we were yuppies. Young, upwardly mobile, professional. Those are good things, not bad things.

I don't want to lick the boots of your real gay friends.

Do you know that Shakespearean admonition 'To thine own self be true'? It's premised on the idea that 'thine own self' is pretty good, being true to which is commendable. What if 'thine own self' is not so good? What if it's pretty bad? Would it better, in that case. not to be true to 'thine own self'? See? That's my situation.