St. Vincent on Playing a Satirical Version of Herself in ‘The Nowhere Inn’: ‘The Purpose Isn’t Necessarily to Endear’

There haven’t been a lot of sharp rock ‘n’ roll satires in recent years, with “This Is Spinal Tap” perhaps having set the bar too high for future contenders to trisk following in its platform bootsteps. But “The Nowhere Inn,” a new movie starring and written by St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein, boldly offers a witty take on musicians and media on its way to landing as a seriocomic nightmare. It’s comedy “with a scotch of horror,” as St. Vincent told Variety in a previous interview about the film. The source of the horror, such as it is? No less a thing to be parodied and/or serious bogeyman than

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