The makers of insightful Hellacopters documentary Goodnight, Cleveland provide us with another rock ’n’ roll film worth its weight in celluloid. A decade in the making, KISS Loves You captures the reality of being a dedicated KISS fanatic...
-Keith Carman for exclaim.ca
There’s a pinch of the voyeuristic, slack-jawed amazement that made John Heyn and Jeff Krulik’s landmark 1986 short Heavy Metal Parking Lot such a wild sub-cultural curio in Jim Heneghan’s Kiss Loves You, a fascinating look behind the curtain of probably the best-marketed band of the past quarter century. There’s also a slight reminiscence to 1997’s Trekkies, a documentary which explored a similarly fervent fan group. Put it all together, and you have a briskly paced nonfiction flick treat that plays well to audiences both wide and narrow. Kiss Loves You starts out as a bit of a piece of agitprop. Heneghan (the Hellacopters documentary Goodnight, Cleveland), though, smartly makes sure the film isn’t just some rah-rah document. A decade in the making, Kiss Loves You captures the reality of fanatical fandom, but also the cold actualities of the fact that sometimes getting what one wishes for has unintended consequences... On the surface, this was a Kiss fan’s dream come true, but for some folks the return of their idols brought unexpected losses and harsh new problems. Kiss Loves You delves into unofficial Kiss conventions and tribute band gigs for a wealth of information, conducting interviews with average folks... (and) musicians like Dee Snider, Todd Youth and Dictators frontman Dick Manitoba. The music rocks, but Simmons and cohorts Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley come across as crassly tunnel-visioned businessmen on a certain level. The real point: Kiss loves the fact that you love them.
-Brent Simon for shareddarkness.com
Ten years in the making, KISS Loves You is a film that began back in 1994 when the band KISS was at a career low and KISS fans around the world were starting tribute bands, uniting at unofficial KISS Conventions and growing increasingly more nostalgic for
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This a very cool documentary about KISS die hard fans and how the return of the band in masks affect their universe. Even you don\'t like the band, I think you\'ll still enjoy the film. At least, my wife did...