Party Monster is a 2003 American biographical drama film directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, and starring Macaulay Culkin as the drug-addled "king of the Club Kids". The film tells the story of the rise and fall of the infamous New York City party promoter Michael Alig. This was Macaulay Culkin's first film in nearly nine years since his starring role in the 1994 film Richie Rich.
The film opens with Michael Alig as a small-town outcast who lived with his mom before moving to New York. Michael learns the New York party scene from James St. James, who teaches him the "rules of fabulousness", which mostly revolve around attracting as much attention to oneself as possible.
|author||Fenton Bailey Randy Barbato|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|director||Fenton Bailey Randy Barbato|
|keywords||club kids cross country drug abuse great american novel limelight move new jersey out of control peter gatien pick up substance abuse warn|
|producer||Christine Vachon Edward R. Pressman John Wells Michael J. Werner Wouter Barendrecht|
|productionCompany||Christine Vachon Fortissimo Films World of Wonder|
|recordedAt||New York City|
|theme||biographical drama camcorder docudrama independent lgbt-related|