Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace
Brian Levy, Tim O’Shea, Isabel Davis, Lizzy Goodman, Jaime Neely
‘Meet Me In The Bathroom’ is a documentary centered around the late 90’s early 00’s music scene in New York. The alternative rock/pop genre was booming through MTV, VH1, but a revolution was beginning to take place. This happened in the post 9/11 New York. We get interviews from some incredible alternative artists and learn more about the times, but through aimless editing and stories, did we get much more than something only for fans of the artists featured?
If ‘Meet Me In The Bathroom’ had a more concrete mission narrative I think I would’ve enjoyed it more. But the most you get out of this comes from the interviews than the story. It’s interesting when we see the creative process and backlash of the artists featured. I grew up with a lot of these artists and was surprised at how little I was engaged. It’s honestly one of the more disappointing features of this years Sundance.
I suppose I can give it another go once it comes out, but I don’t know what else to even add to this review other than this felt like a sporadic look at the alternative scene that can’t explain it properly and relies on footage more than narrative. Go in with lower expectations and you may be surprised. If you are looking for more in depth looks at your favorite artists, this may be the film for you next to ‘The Beatles: Get Back”. Otherwise this is one you could miss.