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Girl 6 (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 22 March 1996 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Boss #1 - Lil
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Caller #1 - Bob
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Girl #19
Maggie Rush ...
Girl #42
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Girl #4
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K Funk ...
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Girl #75
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Girl #12
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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>

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A fresh, sassy and sexy comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for explicit sexual dialogue and some nudity | See all certifications »

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22 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Rapariga: Código 6  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,903,000
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Trivia

The film opened on 1,077 screens and earned $2.4 million in its first weekend. See more »

Quotes

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.
Jimmy: 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

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References Good Times (1974) See more »

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Erotic City
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
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Beautiful Only On a Purely Visceral Level
28 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

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 sex girl.

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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