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Girl 6 (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 22 March 1996 (USA)
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An aspiring actress disappointed by her treatment in the movie industry turns to phone sex to make a living.

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Spike Lee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Randle ... Girl 6
Isaiah Washington ... Shoplifter
Spike Lee ... Jimmy
Jenifer Lewis ... Boss #1 - Lil
Debi Mazar ... Girl #39
Peter Berg ... Caller #1 - Bob
Michael Imperioli ... Scary Caller #30
Dina Pearlman ... Girl #19
Maggie Rush Maggie Rush ... Girl #42
Desi Moreno Desi Moreno ... Girl #4
Kristen Wilson ... Salesgirl #1
K Funk K Funk ... Salesgirl #2 (as k funk)
Debra Wilson ... Salesgirl #3
Naomi Campbell ... Girl #75
Gretchen Mol ... Girl #12
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Storyline

This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work and desperate for money, she decides to take a job as a phone-sex operator. Here, unlike her previous dealings with potential employers, her (female) boss is kind, caring, and sensitive. Later, she begins to get too engrossed in her work and starts to lose touch with reality, represented by her friend and neighbor, Jimmy. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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A fresh, sassy and sexy comedy! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for explicit sexual dialogue and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Spike Lee's first feature film in which he did not contribute to the screenplay See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Don't ya know the black woman is the mother of civilization?
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Crazy Credits

In the last scene, when the girl crosses the street, it reads "The End" on the Chinese Theatre marquee on the other side. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Directors: The Films of Spike Lee (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Nothing Compares 2 U
Produced, Arranged, and Composed by Prince
Performed by Prince & The New Power Generation
Used by permission of Controversy Music/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records/Paisley Park
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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one of Spike Lee's best
21 May 2005 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

Amazing how badly received was this film. Only an average of 5 from the IMDb viewers?? In my opinion it is a remarkable film from many points of view, daring and interesting, one of Lee's best.

There are many layers in this film. Let us start with the story - an Afro-American actress refuses to expose her body for screen tests, finds herself unemployed, and the lucrative job she finds is in the phone sex industry. Is this job less exposing and more honorable? It seems it is, and what comes plays on a fine line between acting and living a virtual life, that takes over the mundane aspects of the say-to-day life (a kleptomaniac ex, a timid neighbor). The dream plan becomes more complex, intertwined with the story of a little girl that went through an accident to be saved redeemed by the good people around. The film asks questions about the border between passion and addiction, between real life and imagination in a series of lively sketches. Lee with his Afro-American New York reminds here Woody Allen at his best when re-creating the Jewish New York.

Unfortunately, the end is conventional and a little bit confusing. However, the film has many qualities, and a strong cast, first of all the amazing Theresa Randle. I wonder how such a wonderful actress disappeared after such a film, does anybody know what happen to her career? Good movie, worth watching, growing up in time. 8 out of 10 on my personal scale.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl 6 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,485,764, 24 March 1996

Gross USA:

$4,939,939

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,939,939
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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