Party girl Mary gets bailed out of jail by her librarian godmother. She starts working at the library, slowly fills her empty brain.


Harry Birckmayer (story), Daisy von Scherler Mayer (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Lady Bunny ... The 'Lady' Bunny (as The 'Lady' Bunny)
Lum Chang Pang Lum Chang Pang ... Policeman
Parker Posey ... Mary
Anthony DeSando ... Derrick (as Anthony De Sando)
Liev Schreiber ... Nigel
Guillermo Díaz ... Leo (as Guillermo Diaz)
Omar Townsend ... Mustafa
Elizabeth Beer Elizabeth Beer ... Hi-Tech Falafel Vendor
Sasha von Scherler ... Judy Lindendorf
Richard Topol ... Hannah Arendt Buff
C. Francis Blackchild C. Francis Blackchild ... Wanda
John Ventimiglia ... Tough Guy (as Johnny Ventimiglia)
Donna Mitchell ... Rene
Dwight Ewell Dwight Ewell ... He-He-Hello Trio
Wendell Daughtery Wendell Daughtery ... He-He-Hello Trio


Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ. Written by James Meek <>

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Sassy, savvy and definitely clued-in!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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According to Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Eric Stoltz was in the opening party scene but his footage was cut. See more »


Mary: When my bakery takes off, I'm taking everyone I ever met out to dinner, cocktails, nice view of the city.
[gasps and takes out a burnt loaf of bread]
Leo: Betty Crocker you ain't.
Mary: I can't cook, I can't do anything! I'm gonna die in a subway somewhere with nothing!
Leo: It's not that bad, just scrape it.
Mary: Leo, I'm going to be 24 soon, I haven't done anything with my life.
Leo: What about finding another space for a party? Yo, I spun at this fat outlaw party last year in this building that used to be a supermarket on ...
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Crazy Credits

Mary's singing can be heard again at the very end of the credits. See more »


Les Ailes
Written by Khaled (as Hadj Brahim Khaled)
Performed by Khaled
Courtesy of Cohiba Records / Mango by Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
Used by Permission of Editions La Marguerite, France
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Parker Posey is perfect in the title role of Party Girl
10 November 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After 20 years of only hearing about this quirky comedy, I finally watched this on a DVD I borrowed from the, yes, library. Parker Posey is Mary-the title character who ends up working at the place where books are borrowed because a friend (her godmother who she calls by her first name, Judy) of her late mom is one of the employees there. But Mary, well, she's not always the most responsible of people. Still, she's quite charming especially when dancing or just wearing many of her stylish outfits either in the streets or at the dance clubs she frequents. Ms. Posey is funny and stunning throughout the movie. And her charms are multiplied every time she speaks. And I liked many of the mostly unknown supporting cast that's presented here. So on that note, I highly recommend Party Girl.

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Release Date:

9 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Party Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,237, 11 June 1995

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Party Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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