John Roselius

He appeared in numerous films, guest starred on many TV shows, and was the principal actor in over 200 television commercials, including the famed This Is Your Brain on Drugs public service announcement.

Anthony Marinelli

His work includes critically acclaimed commercials and public service announcements such as the fried egg version of This Is Your Brain on Drugs (1987), which Entertainment Weekly named the 8th best commercial of all time. |1986||Santa Barbara NBC (1986–87)||Daytime Emmy Honors Award Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series ||Won |1990||Calif.

Amanda Lepore

The former Club Kid has appeared in advertising for numerous companies. Lepore is also noted as a regular subject in photographer David LaChapelle's work, serving as his muse, as well as many other photographers, such as Terry Richardson and Ruben van Schalm. She participated in LaChapelle's Artists and Prostitutes 1985–2005 exhibit in New York City, where she "lived" in a voyeuristic life-sized set. Lepore has also released several singles, many written by and/or recorded with Cazwell. In 2011, she released her debut studio album, I...Amanda Lepore, on Peace Bisquit. Amanda, born in 1967, grew up in the Essex County community of Cedar Grove, New Jersey.

Lisa Edelstein

After being dubbed a "celebutante" by The New York Times magazine during her club kid days, Edelstein used her new-found celebrity to write, compose and star in an original musical called Positive Me in response to the growing AIDS crisis of the 1980s. The play, performed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City, received many accolades. After a regrettable experience hosting Awake on the Wild Side for MTV in 1990, she appeared for a few seconds as a backstage make-up artist in the Jim Morrison biography The Doors followed by guest roles on several popular comedies, including Mad About You, Wings, and The Larry Sanders Show.

Andre Melendez

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Michael Alig, a night club party promoter, known as "King of the Club Kids", became an important customer, leading Melendez into the world of the Club Kids, which group included such members as Alig's mentor/rival James St. James, boyfriend DJ Keoki, and drug dealer/roommate Robert D. "Freeze" Riggs. On Sunday, March 17, 1996, Melendez was killed by Alig and Alig's roommate, Robert D. "Freeze" Riggs, after going to their Riverbank West apartment (at 560 West 43 Street, Apartment 3K, at 11 Avenue) and engaging with Alig in an argument, purportedly about a delinquent debt.

Richie Rich (designer)

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The Club Kid name “Richie Rich” derived from his experience at the hands of childhood classmates from kindergarten who jokingly teased…."Hey Richie Rich, where’s your dog Dollar?” ; and with blonde hair and blue eyes, Richie owned the moniker.” While maintaining straights A’s during the day and unbeknownst to his parents, Richie Rich became synonymous with the San Francisco nightlife scene. In the fall of 1992 club kid diva, Julie Jules, encouraged Rich to enter the “Club Kid Style Summit” contest. Rich entered and won a trip to New York City to host the opening of Club USA on December 17 th, 1992.

Muscle relaxant

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Other skeletal muscle relaxants of that type used around the world come from a number of drug categories and other drugs used primarily for this indication include orphenadrine (anticholinergic), chlorzoxazone, tizanidine (clonidine relative), diazepam, tetrazepam and other benzodiazepines, mephenoxalone, methocarbamol, dantrolene, baclofen, Drugs once but no longer or very rarely used to relax skeletal muscles include meprobamate, barbiturates, methaqualone, glutethimide and the like; some subcategories of opioids have muscle relaxant properties, and some are marketed in combination drugs with skeletal and/or smooth muscle relaxants such as whole opium products, some ketobemidone, piritramide

DJ Keoki

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In 2006 and 2007, he toured - dressed extravagantly, wearing makeup, and sporting a number of tattoos - in the United States and Europe on the Club Party Monster Tour, a tribute to the film Party Monster (2003) as well as a nod to the Club Kid scene that shot him into stardom. Franconi still tours, performing at venues such as The Viper Room in Los Angeles, California, Shag in Denver, Colorado, Tantra in Tampa, Florida, VIA Afterhours in Houston, Texas, Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York, Hard Rock Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Level II in Scranton, PA.

Walt Cassidy (artist)

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Walt Cassidy, born in Los Alamitos California, is a New York City-based artist, notable for his contemporary art and participation in the New York City Club Kids culture. His exploratory art and design emphasizes narrative abstraction, aestheticism, and conceptualism. In 2014, Walt Cassidy Studio was established as a unisex brand encompassing jewelry, garments and functional objects. The jewelry gained attention through social media platforms, such as Instagram, and was discovered by Mark Holgate and profiled in Vogue in 2015.

Larry Tee

In 1986, Tee, along with RuPaul, Lady Bunny, and Lahoma Van Zandt, moved to NYC and quickly became involved with the Club Kids scene with his epic party, Love Machine. He hosted nights at Michael Alig's infamous DISCO 2000, which is featured in the movie Party Monster (2003). He also DJ'ed at the ROXY on a weekly basis. During the 1990s, he became a prominent DJ by playing at highly regarded venues such as Palladium, the ROXY, and Twilo. In 1992, Tee co-wrote the RuPaul's top 40-hit "Supermodel (You Better Work)".

Lady Bunny

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In 1984, she moved to New York City, became one of the Club Kids, and in 1985, organized Wigstock, an annual drag queen festival that lasted until 2005. Bunny frequently performs at XL Nightclub with Bianca Del Rio. In 2010, Bunny was featured in the web series Queens of Drag: NYC by In 2005, she was a roaster on the Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson and released her first DVD, Rated X for X-tra Retarded. Lady Bunny served on the judges' panel on the spinoff show RuPaul's Drag U, which aired on the Logo TV network from 2010 to 2012. Lady Bunny was Dean of Drag and had a role of judge in the first season.

Adam Jeffries

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Jeffries' first began acting in 1989 in the role of Eddie in the educational short film A Nightmare on Drug Street, which was released on VHS as a teaching tool for schools. After appearing in several television series and television movies, Jeffries landed the role of Lester Freeman in the short-lived 1990 Fox series True Colors. The series was canceled in 1992. The next year, he portrayed Thea Vidale's oldest son, Jarvis Turrell, Jr., in the short-lived ABC series Thea. In 1995, he appeared in an episode of The Client, another short-lived series that was based on the 1994 hit film. In 2000, he had a role in the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

Vivacious (drag queen)

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Vivacious was one of the original Club Kids in New York City during the 1990s. Vivacious appeared on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She "made one of the most unforgettable first episode entrances in Drag Race herstory", according to The Advocate, by wearing an outfit featuring a second head Vivacious called Ornacia. She was one of 30 drag queens featured in Miley Cyrus performance of "Dooo It!" at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Rachael Leigh Cook

In 2017, Rachael Leigh Cook reprised her "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" role twenty years later for a PSA by the Drug Policy Alliance critiquing the War on Drugs and its contribution to mass incarceration, structural racism and poverty. The ad was posted to YouTube on April 20, 2017 in recognition of 4/20. Cook married actor Daniel Gillies in August 2004, whom she dated since 2001. They have two children: daughter Charlotte Easton Gillies (born September 2013) and son Theodore Vigo Gillies (born April 2015).

Susanne Bartsch

She also helped launch the careers of young American designers Alpana Bawa and Michael Leva, and was a precursor and influence upon the Club Kids. By the late 1980s, the economy was slowing, and edgy clothing was becoming harder to sell. Bartsch began organizing weekly parties at prominent New York nightclubs, such as Savage, Bentley's, and, finally, the Copacabana. Bartsch created the Love Ball in 1989, which raised $400,000 to fight AIDS. For the first time, elements of Harlem ball culture were introduced to a national audience. Bartsch took part in philanthropic work, running annual holiday toy drives along with her partner David Barton, whom she married in 1995.

Balloon effect

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The balloon effect is an often-cited criticism of United States drug policy. The name draws an analogy between efforts to eradicate the production of illegal drugs in South American countries and the phenomenon of the same name when a latex balloon is squeezed: The air is moved, but does not disappear, instead moving into another area of less resistance. Examples of this displacement in drug traffic include: As described in The Economist: Brazil and the Southern Cone (Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina) neglected their respective drug trafficking issues and due to the concentration on the Andean region, these were neglected by the United States as well.


Methaqualone (Quaalude). Cloroqualone. Diproqualone. Etaqualone. Mebroqualone. Mecloqualone. Methylmethaqualone. Nitromethaqualone.

Psychoactive drug

Critics of prohibition believe that regulation of recreational drug use is a violation of personal autonomy and freedom. In the United States, critics have noted that prohibition or regulation of recreational and spiritual drug use might be unconstitutional, and causing more harm than is prevented. Certain psychoactives, particularly hallucinogens, have been used for religious purposes since prehistoric times. Native Americans have used peyote cacti containing mescaline for religious ceremonies for as long as 5700 years. The muscimol-containing Amanita muscaria mushroom was used for ritual purposes throughout prehistoric Europe.

Electronic dance music

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Deadmau5 criticized the homogenization of popular EDM, and suggested that it "all sounds the same." During the 2014 Ultra Music Festival, Deadmau5 made critical comments about up-and-coming EDM artist Martin Garrix and later played an edited version of Garrix's "Animals" remixed to the melody of "Old McDonald Had a Farm". Afterwards, Tiësto criticized Deadmau5 on Twitter for "sarcastically" mixing Avicii's "Levels" with his own "Ghosts 'n' Stuff". In May 2014, the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live parodied the stereotypes of EDM culture and push-button DJs in a Digital Short entitled "When Will the Bass Drop?".

Screamin Rachael

Rachael was part of the 1980s-1990s Club Kids scene and, in the documentary about its founder, titled Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig (2015), she discusses her reaction to the disappearance of her friend Andre "Angel" Melendez and a song she wrote about it, titled "Give Me My Freedom/Murder in Clubland". Her background has resulted in her being the subject of and in her making an appearance in multiple books, films, and documentaries. These include: The History of House Music. Nightclubbing. The Last Party. Techno Style. Party Monster: The Shockumentary (1998), Michael Alig details his and Gitsie's cross country drive after Alig and his roommate, Robert D.

The Limelight

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It earned the media's attention in 1996, when club kid and party promoter Michael Alig was arrested and later convicted for the killing and dismemberment of Angel Melendez, a fellow member of the Club Kids and a drug dealer who frequented the club. The 2003 biopic Party Monster, starring Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green, was based on this event. The Limelight was closed by the police, and subsequently reopened several times during the 1990s. In September 2003, it reopened under the name "Avalon"; however, it closed its doors permanently in 2007.

Raymond Cruz

Raymond Cruz (born July 9, 1961) is an American actor, best known for his starring role as Detective Julio Sanchez in the series The Closer and his recurring role as the drug lord Tuco Salamanca in the crime drama Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul. He also starred on the series Major Crimes, a spinoff of The Closer, reprising the role of Sanchez.

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign

Partnership for a Drug Free America. Sundt Memorial Foundation. Official website. Above the Influence, youth oriented website. The Anti-Drug, parent oriented website. La Antidroga, Spanish-language parent oriented website. DrugAnswer.Com, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Filipino language oriented website. The Anti-Meth Campaign, methamphetamine oriented website.

Disco Bloodbath

James about his life as a Manhattan celebutante and club kid. The book specifically chronicles his friend Michael Alig's rise to fame, and Alig and his roommate's subsequent murder of fellow club kid and drug dealer Andre "Angel" Melendez. St. James was Alig's mentor, rival, and collaborator in the Manhattan party scene, and was familiar with many of its key figures. The memoir was later retitled Party Monster, after the 2003 motion picture of that name starring Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloë Sevigny, and Marilyn Manson. Disco Bloodbath has since gone out of print and often goes for several hundred dollars in auctions.

Party Monster (film)

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Alig is named "King of the Club Kids" and goes on a cross country journey in search of more club kids. Alig and James pick up Angel Melendez, Gitsie, and Brooke. Gitsie becomes Michael's latest sidekick although the movie implies the relationship was a little more than platonic. However, after Michael descends further into drug abuse, his life starts to spiral out of control, eventually culminating in his involvement in the murder of Angel. Gitsie and Michael decide to go to rehab but ultimately return to NY with the same drug problems as before, causing Michael to lose his job and end up in a motel in New Jersey.