Dancing Queen (1993) !!
I feel like nobody has really heard about it but it is such a gem of a movie! One of my favorite parts about is the fact that Helena Bonham Carter plays a stripper named Pandora lol.
She has this iconic line in the beginning of the film when she’s stripping. A man points out her ass tattoo of a bird and she says “It’s a Swallow – and don’t ask – I don’t” and I still can’t believe that came out of her mouth lmao.
Also ! Who doesn’t love some Abba?!
I love Dancing Queen! It’s my favourite HBC film (unknown or otherwise).
Some info about it that I heard/read and that may or may not be true: it was originally written for Jane Horrocks by Nick Vivian, who were not yet together back then. But Jane turned it down. Also, Helena’s mother always checked the scripts (at that time at least) and Helena would follow her advice whether to take a role. This is the only time Helena went against the advice. Helena’s mother was later quoted that DQ turned out to be her favourite after all.
DQ is a short film part of the Rik Mayall Presents… series and available on DVD.
Full disclosure: I’m a big Jane Horrocks fan as well…