Carl’s Rock Songbook #69: THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, Pt. 2

Carl Scott from First Things writes:

The Club that is the primary setting of Whit Stillman’s THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO is a democratic place, and, an aristocratic place. Alice, Charlotte, and Josh all love the Club, but they are both exhilarated and repulsed by the fact that getting in has become a kind of trial. It is, of course, governed by democratic laws (including federal Civil Rights laws), just as are the private clubs like those remaining in Philadelphia, Augusta, etc., or those set up by college students—sororities, fraternities, or the sort of club in the SOCIAL NETWORK which provokes such envious emotions in Mark Zuckerberg.