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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | | Biography, Drama | 1 May 1996 (USA)
Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to ... See full summary »

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Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie's story. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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You only get one shot at fame.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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1 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Ela Baleou Andy Warhol  »

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$1,814,290 (USA)
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The filmmakers were given permission to reproduce some of Andy Warhol's paintings and silk screens for the set, but they had to destroy them after filming. See more »

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In a segment taking place just weeks before she shoots Andy Warhol in June 1968, Valerie Solanas and Candy Darling watch the Miss America pageant on TV, an event which is actually held in September. See more »

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Valerie Solanas: [on the phone] What's your name?
Jeremiah Newton: Jeremiah.
Valerie Solanas: Oh, and what do you look like Jeremiah?
Jeremiah Newton: Tall and I have long brown hair. What do you look like?
Valerie Solanas: A butch dyke.
[hangs up]
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Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

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Sunshine Superman
Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
Performed by Jewel Kilcher (as Jewel)
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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An truely honest portrayal
22 February 2004 | by (Blue Mountains, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is the best film I've seen, not only about the shooting of Andy Warhol by Valerie Solanis, but about the whole factory scene full stop.

The film doesn't try to get a message across, it paints a picture of what actually happened. It shows that Valerie Solanis, although intelligent and mistreated, was above all a psychopath and it shows that probably Andy Warhol and definitely the rest of the factory did not really care about Valerie or for that matter, feminism at all.

This film does sort of come off for some reason as being pro-feminism, which is a good thing, but it doesn't try to hide the wrong doings of Valerie Solanis.

Highly recommended.


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