This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work ...
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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator. Here, unlike her previous dealings with potential employers, her (female) boss is kind, caring, and sensitive. Later, she begins to get too engrossed in her work and starts to lose touch with reality, represented by her friend and neighbor, Jimmy. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
The film opened on 1,077 screens and earned $2.4 million in its first weekend. See more »
Judy, aka Girl 6:
Baby, let me tell you something. You can continue to live in your little fantasy world with your baseball cards and the autographed bullshit or whatever the fuck is it you do, but me, I got to eat and pay the rent. Phone sex is acting, and if you don't like it, you can step.
Fuck you, you know, at least I got Willie Mays and Hank Aaron's autograph on a baseball card, you know, they're in the hall of fame.
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In the last scene, when the girl crosses the street, it reads "The End" on the Chinese Theatre marquee on the other side. See more »
Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Prince
Performed by Prince & The Revolution
Used by permission of Controversy Music/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records/Paisley Park
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Girl 6 is not a laugh-out-loud comedy so much as it is a satire of the
nature of the struggle of the typical New York City actress with big
dreams. She can hardly get a job and eventually resorts to using her
talents to the most basic and competently lucrative degree as a phone
The film held my interest to a great degree, but only because of the
visceral experience of watching it. John Corso and Malik Hassan
Sayeed's cinematography, which ranges several different sorts of film
stock, and Lee's consistent talent with the placement of music combined
with the film's fascinating look is beautiful. There are several
feelings that I felt that took me on a ride, but they were empty
feelings, fleeting ominous moods, energy. The story doesn't fit. Thus,
the movie is only stylistically moving. If the script had been directed
by anyone else, it likely wouldn't be worth it at all.
The substance of the film is basically nonexistent. The satire is not
cohesive because there is no real point the film makes. This is
certainly one of Spike Lee's worst films, but it certainly has a beauty
lathered on top.
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