Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Christmas Cinema Party!

Happy F***ing Christmas

London’s legendary pop party teams up with Time Out Live and MGM HD for this epic Santa–shaped shindig at the beautiful art deco Troxy Cinema. Take your seats from 8.30pm for a screening of the classic Christmas comedy movie Bad Santa starring Billy Bob Thornton. Suitably seasonal food and drink served through out. After the film, The Troxy will be transformed into the best party ever! That means, a bombastic, hedonistic, heart-pounding, super disco hosted by Sean Rowley with djs and performers to make you go dizzy with glee!. There’s also a (Bad) Santa’s grotto plus fancy dress competitions , cabaret and photo booths, all with enough festive cheer to fell all the elves in Lapland.

After our debut into the world of the silver screen back in August with the Guilty Pleasures Cinema Party where we screened Madonna’s Desperately Seeking Susan and partied like it was 1985, we had so much fun we thought we’d do it all over again. But with added tinsel, eggnog and Christmas magic.

On Saturday 15th December in collaboration with Time Out Live and MGM HD, London’s decadent Troxy Cinema will be throwing its doors open to GP merry makers for the second cinematic outings at the Guilty Pleasures Christmas Cinema Party where we’ll be raising a cup of seasonal cheer for the Christmas cracker that is Bad Santa!

Yes, that potty-mouthed, badly behaved, perma-booze-breathed characterisation of Christmas gone DRUNK WRONG and Billy Bob Thornton’s finest moment will be the big screen action and cue to our debauched party of festive fun!

As well as the film, we’ve got a whole night of seasonal silliness planned with suitably indulgent food and drink, cabaret capers from The Lipsinkers and djs & hosts Sean Rowley and Anna Greenwood all putting the bang in your cracker setting you up for a ding dong of a do!


If you fancy making a real night of it and bringing your friends or family or work mates or ALL then we’ve got group tickets and packages where you can have your own space at the party and make the most of the evening’s revelries. Email and she can fill you in with facts galore and book you in to the party in super style.

FInally, it wouldn’t be a GP party if we didn’t dress up, so feel free to come dressed as relatives of the Claus clan, or elves, angels, puddings etc, or just mummifying yourself in a job lot of tinsel – all seasonally affected carol singing calamities welcome!

So come all ye faithful and let’s get rocking around the Christmas tree and have ourselves a (bau)ball!


Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Cinema Poll Results

Oh Hi Madonna, nice to see you again.

Last month we had a spectacular cinema party at the Troxy, screening Madonna’s film debut Desperately Seeking Susan with our friends Time Out Live and MGM HD. Pictures are here if you fancy a peek.

Not only was there that little old thing, but we ran an amazing competition running up to the event where you could win super ace prizes including a Sky subscription, a Time Out Live golden ticket to amazing events and a GP guestlist for a year. All you had to do was tell us your Guilty Pleasures film of choice. Yes it was THAT easy and THAT amazing.

Results are in from you voters exercising your democratic right to P.A.R.T.Y. So come on over to the Time Out site and see which Guilty Pleasure film took the top spot! No spoilers! We’re not giving you any CLUES…


Monday, August 13th, 2012

Desperately Seeking DISCO

So as you know, we’re having a party next week. Not just any old party with some people you didn’t really want to see, a plate of soggy sausage rolls and some pound shop balloons. HELL NO. More a cinematic spectacular full of glitz, glamma, razzle-dazzle and MADONNA on Saturday 25th August at London’s glorious Troxy!

It’s the very first cinema party from GP and we are rolling out the red carpet to salute the star of the party: Desperately Seeking Susan.

The film takes centre stage as performers, djs, dancers and more take the stage in turn to dazzle, wow and excite you until you simply cannot take it any more and unleash yourself on the dancefloor and disco dance yourself daft until morning.

So what to expect? Well for those that haven’t seen the film, you’re in for a treat. It’s Madonna’s debut on the silver screen and she doesn’t disappoint. She doesn’t exactly act either, but we don’t expect that. We want her to be sassy, wear brilliant outfits, be a bit cocky, dance a bit and just be MADONNA please.

That’s good. Keep doing that.

Besides, there’s a stand out support cast of acting excellence around her. None more so than from her co-support, Rosanna Arquette as Roberta. She goes from comfortable-but bored surburban housewife married to Gary Glass, a hot tub salesman.

Roberta and Gary in happier times.

Then after an obsession with the personal ads featuring a romance between Madonna’s Susan and her boyfriend, she goes to track down Susan in New York, but after spying her going into a shop to buy some boots, she winds up with Susan’s jacket, getting a knock on the head and then winds up thinking she is Susan.

Don’t look at the boots Roberta! That way lies head-knack and amnesia!

Oh too late. But we must say you do look better.

From then on a great big mess of jewel theifery, attempted murder, mega confusion, amateur detective play, terrible stints at being a magician’s assistant and DANCING. Just a regular Saturday night then.

So how will we be bringing this to life? In an all out multi sensory extravganza! We have food! We have drinks! We have visual delight! We have dressing up! We have it ALL!

We’ve got much tastier food on offer so you don’t need to just eat Cheez Doodles. Although they are nice

Before the film, you will be invited to take your seats (email to find out how to reserve a table for your group) for the pre show warm up. A bit like the Superbowl show you get in America. Like Madonna did this year. Oh WHAT a coincidence!

Said pre-film show will be a somewhat uproarious, but ultimately AMAZING show featuring some of London’s premier cabaret stars dressed as multi Madonna’s, in a catwalking, musical celebration Madonna OFF where the winning Madonna will be crowned the Queen of Madonna’s for the night. But which one will take the top prize?

Will it be Like a Virgin Madonna?

Pointy-knockered Blonde Ambition Madonna?

Gothic, spiritual Madonna?

Leotard-clad, flicky hair disco Madonna?

Or raunchy, sauce-pot Madonna?

We’ll find out on the night. But one thing’s for sure, it won’t be this one:

Boring U rated Madonna

You can dress yourself up in (my love) the 80s dressing up trash box and get that New York 1985 vibe by wearing all your clothes at once as long as they’re made of lace, net, or are stretchy, puffy, flouncy and your hair is backcombed and dried-out from over dye.

If it’s all getting too much and you need to turn to God – not unlike the good lady herself – then fear not for Father Oates will be on hand to take your confession, send you back on the road to spiritual salvation via his wise words and penance of Holy Vodka. Just don’t try and mount him a la Madge. He is a man of the cloth and should not be lead into temptation!

No humping in the booth! Jesus is watching!

Then watch the Troxy transform into Danceteria as djs Sean Rowley and Anna Greenwood play out the party in a mega discotheque of brilliance of all your favourite GP hits with an NYC 80s vibe.

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets and get Into The Groove!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012


We do. Oh we really do.

So much so that on Saturday 25th August Guilty Pleasures is bringing its biggest, most ambitious and ridiculously exciting party EVER for the Guilty Pleasures Cinema Party at London’s decadent Troxy Cinema!


The party will be everything you expect from GP – razzle-dazzle djs, dancers, performers, hedonistic pop splendor and a truckload of FUN – but with the dazzling magic of the movies with a screening of Madonna’s debut acting role in the 80’s classic DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN.

Starring Patricia Arquette as a bored housewife obsessed with the personal ads (a Guilty Pleasure perhaps…?) her life takes a bonkers twist when she buys Madonna’s character Susan’s old jacket, suffers a nasty bump on the head and forgets who she is. We’ve all been there. From there on, she tries to piece together her life, all the time accidentally pretending to be Susan. Something some of us also may have done.

That damn jacket!

The tale takes twists and turns and presents us with a glorious fashion show in every scene and the sheer excellence Madonna. Yeah, she’s no Judy Dench, but she can’t half rock a quilted bootie and a lace shirt.

See, rocking…

After the film we get to dance the night away in the NYC discotheque to the GP cast of entertaining stars, marvel (and possibly scream) at the Many Madonnas bad look-a-likes, rummage and dress you up in the “Face it: she’s Madonna” dressing up boxes, knock back hard liquor at the bars, be amazed by the magic show and generally hang out in a Battery Park hipster style circa 1985. Or now if you live in Hackney!

Sounds good doesn’t it? No, it sounds AMAZING.

An all-out Madonna FEST where we’ll be diving in to the crazily fantastic, multi-colourful, disco-popping world of the musical icon who without, the world would be a dreadfully dull and exceptionally less brilliant place.

So join us on the red carpet as we make cinematic history this August!


Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

BLOG: Circus stars

This circus life can lead to many places – recreational ground in small towns mainly, but for some it was the first taste of performance for a career in the public eye.

Get the eff back lion

Before he became a very good and scary actor and did that dance in Fatboy Slim’s video, Christopher Walken trained to be a lion tamer. Lion tamer. This was a realistic career opportunity for him. What a very different time he must have lived in.

Hey lion. I’m Sly. I’m quite thick, but I could probably take you in a fight.

He wasn’t the only one. Growth hormone lover and actor Sly Stallone also whipped them lions into shape before he discovered creatine and playing violent sorts in the movies. Maybe he tamed them with machine guns like in Rambo. Or punched them in the face like in Rocky. Or neither of the above and stuck to the regular method of whip and that. Whatevs.

Hi girls. Yes. It IS me. Try not to faint.

Dreamy hunk Patrick Dempsey the smooth and suave sort was pre-Grey’s Anatomy, a juggler. Yes. Juggler. That dashing dude that makes the ladies swoon juggled for coins. It’s slightly marred his sheen of man perfection hasn’t it? Juggling’s never really been a sexy type of past time. It’s just elaborate tossing. Never mind Patrick, at least you have your face.

Hi I’m friendly Hugh Jackman! I’m Australian! It’s ok!

And completing our circus line up (ok we couldn’t find anyone else and it’s knocking on for tea time and we’re hungry) Aussie actor and X-Man’s serious sideburn sporter Wolverine, Hugh Jackman pre Hollywood was a clown. A CLOWN. That’s worse than a juggler Hugh. But it’s ok, we won’t hate on you, because you’re ace. And because of them sideburns. And because you sang about excrement and danced at the OSCARS. Clown past forgiven Hugh!