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Glam (1997)

NC-17  |   |  Drama  |  8 May 1998 (USA)
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Traveling from the backwoods to Los Angeles to visit his cousin, a writer discovers a world of sex, drugs, crime and violence revolving around a beautiful young woman and her mobster boyfriend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonny Daye
Franky Syde
Vanessa Mason
Sid Dalgren
Sandy Silver
Thomas D. Adelman ...
Bud Silver
Joleen Lemon
Don Mallon
Muriel Lynne ...
Billye Ree Wallace ...
Bobo (as Billye Ree Williams)
Ricky Trammell ...
Jimmy Pells
Lynn Travers
Jorge Dallinger ...
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Traveling from the backwoods to Los Angeles to visit his cousin, a writer discovers a world of sex, drugs, crime and violence revolving around a beautiful young woman and her mobster boyfriend.

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Rated NC-17 for a scene of explicit sexuality and some sexual dialogue | See all certifications »




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Gangster Glam  »

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German post-techno band Mouse on Mars was originally assigned to soundtrack the film, but producer Josh Evans dismissed their contribution claiming it was too "uncommercial". The rejected material resurfaced later as a standalone album, to positive reviews. See more »

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Inventive, surreal, welcome-to-L.A. comedy
16 February 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Inventive cross between 1960s psychedelic film experiments and David Lynch's presentation of multiple realities, this little gem entertains with its tale of young writer Sonny Daye, whose slow-paced, imagination-based creative life in the backwaters of a small town is overwhelmed when he is shipped off to his cousin in L.A. He is met by a fast-talking Franky Syde, who may or may not be the cousin in question, but who instantly looks for a way to market him, L.A.-style. We see the world through Sonny's eyes as he tries to comprehend the flash and chatter of the city by reinterpreting it as new material and dialog for his book. His brief glimpses of Vanessa, mistress of a shady businessman, do much to make up for the marketing imbroglios he's led into by Franky as he's displayed to producers (Lou Cutell), journalists (Ali MacGraw) and druggies (Donal Logue, Jon Cryer). There are good comic bits for all, including what may be Billye Ree Wallace's bubbly last performance as Bobo in the opening scenes. What could have been an incoherent mess is saved by deft pacing and varied comic approaches to sketching the denizens of L.A.

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