You might remember Jeanie Finlay’s name from when she directed the brilliant Goth Cruise documentary. After enjoying that so much, we were happy to see that Ms Finlay was sticking to her musical and geographical roots by making her next doco about an independent record shop in Stockton-upon-Tees called Sound It Out.
When 150 Goths take an unlikely cruise with 2500 regular cruise afficionados, someone has to film it. This is how Goth Cruise came to be.
Goth Cruise is a feature film studying the enduring allure of Goth culture in the UK and USA. Filmed on board a 5-day cruise from New Jersey to Bermuda and back in October 2007 it looks bloody great.
English director Jeanie Finlay began the project by asking some key questions about Goth culture such as, “How do grown up Goths earn a living, raise families and have fun?” Intriguing, but not as intriguing as, “Just what the hell happens on a Goth Cruise?”
She came out of filming the ‘Gothumentary’ having learnt a few things like “Goths love karaoke and hot tubs and cocktails”, “every woman should make room in their wardrobe for at least one corset” and “little old ladies from Jersey love Satan”. That’s what happens on a Goth Cruise.
Watch the trailer for Goth Cruise (The Movie)
There are no plans for a UK release as of yet but there will be a special sneak preview screening at The Cuban Club Theater in Ybor City, Florida on 8 August 2008 at 8pm.