• Publication date: October 27, 2009

Josie and the Pussycats Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats is based on the comic book and short-lived ...

Josie and the Pussycats is based on the comic book and short-lived animated television series of the same name. It tells the story of three young and aspiring girls with dreams of making it big in the music industry. The girls believe they have finally received their big break when record executive Wyatt Frame discovers them in the fictional town of Riverdale. Without even hearing them sing, and based on their supposed star qualities alone, Frame signs the Pussycats on the spot. Yet something is awry. Not long before the Pussycats’ signing teenage heartthrobs and pop boy band Du Jour die in a mysterious plane crash. Strangely, the only surviving member of the ‘accident’ was their manager, Frame who escaped the plane by parachute. As the plot unravels viewers learn that Du Jour were murdered after voicing suspicions that subliminal messages were being inserted into their music, unbeknownst not only to fans, but the band itself. MegaRecords in conjunction with the United States government are partaking in a top secret operation designed to stimulate the nation’s economy. The government realizes that teenagers and young adults are incredibly impulsive buyers, fixated on trends, and willing to spend any amount of money possible to stay current with them. Songs by members of MegaRecords are injected with suggestions of products to purchase, and the program proves incredibly successful. However the Pussycats will soon discover the same truth Du Jour did before them, and must decide which is more important: fame, or morality? The band also clashes over inevitable internal jealously as Josie receives more media attention than her band mates. Legendary producer Babyface supervises the film’s soundtrack and naturally crafts thematically agreeable songs. “Josie and the Pussycats” manages to not only entertain, but also educate its intended audience on the woes of consumerism and the importance of questioning mass media, government and fads. This movie is rated PG for sensuality and language.