"The Loved Ones" Cast Shares Ideal Prom Songs
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 09:36:46
No prom experience would be complete without the right playlist.
In fact, it'd be impossible to imagine a prom without music. You might as well axe the prom king too…that actually sort of happens in the new bloodthirsty black comedy, The Loved Ones.
In the film, after Brent [Xavier Samuel] turns down Lola [Robin McLeavy] for the prom, Lola kidnaps Brent for a night he'll never forget. What ensues is nothing short of brutally hilarious. In fact, it's literally side-splitting.
So, given the unique nature of this "Prom", ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino and news editor Amy Sciarretto spoke to the cast of The Loved Ones about their ideal prom songs.
You'll get the chance to see it in six theaters tonight Friday June 1, 2012 as part of special Tugg midnight screenings. Cities include Austin, Chicago, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. You can buy tickets here! You can also request a screening in your town from that link.
What's on your prom playlist?
Xavier Samuel: Maybe something from Metallica would be quite good? [Laughs] I've been thinking about songs because a friend of mine is getting married, and we've been asked to choose wedding songs. It's a bit different from the prom experience, but I think you can't go wrong with Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up". As for the prom I have in the movie, "That Was Just Your Life" [Laughs].
Robin McLeavy: I like old romantic '50s and '60s songs. I'm obsessed with Dorothy Moore's "Misty Blue". That's romantic to me! Barbara Mason's "Yes I'm Ready" is fabulous. Those would be my top two. I'm glad Sean didn't use any of that music in the film because that would've destroyed it for me [Laughs]. I'm glad we had Kasey Chambers's "I'm Not Pretty Enough". It was pretty apt!
Jessica McNamee: That's a terrifying question. Let me think about that. Oh my goodness, I don't even know. You can go cheesy and old school. When it was my formal, what would have been playing was Anastasia and oh, God, early Jennifer Lopez and stuff. I'd love to have a bit of that. There is an electro house music vibe here now. Nowadays, I'd like it to be Foster the People and a bit of Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Victoria Thaine: The Cure…I'm showing my age a bit, but "Boy's Don't Cry," and something from the Pixies. Something more run of the mill, too, like Europe's "The Final Countdown". Now, I get a bit stuck in the '90s. But I listen to The National and Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, The Rachels.
—Rick Florino & Amy Sciarretto
Will you be seeing the film? Check The Loved Ones site for ticket info on June 1 Midnight showings!
See our interview with Xavier Samuel here!