Michael Alig and James St. James meet in New York and through extravagant and hedonistic parties filled with drugs and sexual freedom they bring the cultural phenomenon of Club Kids to life. Party Monster is some kind of biopic that tries to show through a very acid humour part of the origins and development of a subculture that is still influential nowadays. In a way, due to its underground theme, the film benefits from its obvious low budget and thanks to its overall cheapness, bad acting, and self awareness it possesses a certain charm. Unfortunately, that is not enough to overlook such a weak story without real insight, flat characters, Bailey and Barbato's lousy direction, how tedious it becomes despite its short duration, and its lack of eloquence. A fascinating material turned into a film that is funny at times, colorful and kitsch, but terribly superficial and poorly made in every level.