A cautionary fable with a back beat. New York, mid-1980s: small-town refugee Michael Alig (Macaulay Culkin) arrives with dreams of finding the love, acceptance and fabulousness that eluded him back home. He finds a reluctant mentor in trust-fund night clubber James St. James (Seth Green), whom he flatters into giving up the secret of becoming famous for doing nothing but being outrageous. Quick-study Alig parlays his growing notoriety into a party promoting gig at Limelight, a fading disco in a de-sanctified church. With the help of owner Peter Gatien (Dylan McDermott) — a one-eyed club impresario whose eye patch gives him a perpetually sinister air — the former outc...