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I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

R | | Biography, Drama | 1 May 1996 (USA)
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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 ... 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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The film was originally planned as a documentary, but the filmmakers found almost no footage of Solanas or anyone to speak about her. See more »

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An end credit claims that Candy Darling died in 1975; she actually died in 1974. 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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The Woman's Version of Peeping Tom
26 February 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If Peeping Tom was directed by a woman, then it would probably resemble Mary Harron's wonderful I Shot Andy Warhol. Like Peeping Tom, I Shot Andy Warhol is about how misunderstandings between the sexes can lead to violence. What was so great about I Shot Andy Warhol is how it takes a woman who most people would consider a psychopath and it humanizes her. We see what drives Valerie Solanas to commit her "insane" act of shooting Andy Warhol, and we come to understand why she did what she ended up doing. In other words, I Shot Andy Warhol successfully gets into the head of "insanity." After watching this film, I thought of a poem from Emily Dickinson: "Much madness is divinest sense. . . to a discerning eye. Much sense, the starkest madness. Ascent, and you are sane. Demure, you're straightaway dangerous, and put into chains." Now, let's see what Mary Harron does with another story about a "psychopath," American Psycho. . .


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