Matt Tyrnauer was basking in the acclaim for his documentary “Studio 54” after it screened at the Tribeca Film Festival — until Peruvian spitfire Carmen D’Alessio collared him.
D’Alessio — who worked with Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager to invite all her wealthy jet-setting friends from Europe and South America to the legendary disco — appears briefly in the documentary.
But at the after-party at the Museum of Sex, she told the director she wasn’t given enough credit for “Studio’s” success and that Schrager was given too much credit and too much screen time.
“Ian financed this, didn’t he?” Carmen accused. “No, he did not,” Tyrnauer replied, backing away.
The film does include some hard-hitting remarks from Peter Sudler, who prosecuted Rubell and Schrager for tax evasion.
“If you’re going to skim, skim 10 percent or 20 percent — not 80 percent,” Sudler said. “They were pigs.”
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