Daniel Garber talks to actor Barrett Crake and writer/producer Eric Staley about their new film Eternity: The Movie
Hi, This is Daniel Garber at the Movies for culturalmining.com and CIUT 89.5 FM.
It’s the 1980s. Naive and starry-eyed, blond Todd Lucas arrives in LA with just the shirt on his back and the song in his heart. His dream? Make it big as a musician. But to pay his rent he takes a day job at a discount clothing store. There he meets dark, moustachioed BJ Fairchild, who’s into sex, saxes, and girls, girls, girls!
Together the two of them form an R&B duo. The band’s called Eternity. But will it last? Will their friendship persevere? And is something in their relationship that will make it last… an Eternity?
So asks a new musical comedy called Eternity: The Movie that opens today in Toronto. Eternity is a high-camp look at bad sweaters, big hair, music videos, and the whole hardboiled LA music scene of the 1980s.
I spoke to Eric Staley and Barrett Crake here in Toronto. They shared their thoughts on singing, Hall & Oates, R&B, auditions, moving to LA from Texas, San Diego, quadruple threats, sucking breasts, the 80s, Myko Olivier, Care Bears and Rainbow Brite, Madonna, Eric Roberts, playing the guitar, a possible tour with Eternity, karaoke and Eternity: the Movie.