Clubs of the Future with Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, and Crazy Outfits!

I dare you to name a movie sillier than Freejack, a gooftastic flick from 1992 with Mick Jagger as a futuristic bounty hunter (in the year 2009!) who grabs people from the past and sells their bodies to dead rich people whose minds are stored in a giant mainframe. Too bad he messes with race car driver Alex, played with maximum slack by Emilio Estevez, demonstrating how far the poor guy had fallen since Repo Man.

You may remember the mind-bendingly retarded car chase from this flick, but you haven't lived until you've seen the great "club scene" — featuring Mick's then-girlfriend Jerry Hall. Alex's lady pal has taken him to this club to hook him up with a dude who can make him "disappear." So there's Jerry to look at, but also the fashion. Ska glam? Hippie ska glam? Oh my. Luckily Alex gets dosed with something and winds up doing a drunken interview with Jerry while Mick watches and plays a lame "futuristic videogame." And to think all of this will be happening next year in 2009! Whoa.

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If even a few bits of this scene come true, I am excited for 2009 it's ridiculous. But really - wow. I do love the fashions. I love that the club ends up looking much more like Halloween at a midwestern gay bar than an actual "on the fringe" scene. You've got the few examples of Asian art, along with that glimpse at a stage show; but also a name like Industrial Revolution, some big plastic gears on the walls, the employee in the silver hard hat, somebody making a noble attempt at a Jimi Hendrix outfit, a couple of Star Wars getups and lets not forget the topless women with dragon body paint.

But by far my favorite aspect of this scene is the drink, "You want this drink I'm standing here awkwardly holding out to you as arrive?" says the barman. "Sure," says Emilio, "I only have every reason in the world to be suspicious of you. Why not?"