A sinister, neurotic white girl Lula, with the provocation of her lovely, half-naked body and of her startlingly lascivious speech, lures to his doom a good-looking young black man Clay, a stranger whom she has picked up in the subway and whom she mocks for wearing the clothes and employing the voice and manners of the conventional white intellectual. The man, who, at first seeing no reason to resist the girl's advances, perceives too late that he is being used by her, drops his "white" disguise, and launches a wild and bitter counterattack on her and on the entire white race.
All the urgency and tension of the Award Winning Play by LeRoi Jones is now on film.
Did You Know?
The film played in the U.S. in 1970 as a co-feature with The Battle of Algiers (1966). Played The Loz Feliz on Vermont. See more
Lula's hair and makeup vary wildly from shot-to-shot, even though story takes place entirely during one subway ride. See more
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