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Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker? (2007)

Acker (original title)
| Documentary | 2008 (USA)
With freedom of expression once again under fire, Who´s Afraid of Kathy Acker? explores the unbelievably extreme life of punk icon Kathy Acker, whose sexually explicit writing expanded the ... See full synopsis »

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Barbara Caspar

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Jessica Jade Andres ... (as Jessica Andres)
Hadley Hege Hadley Hege ... Student
Brenna McGuire Brenna McGuire
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With freedom of expression once again under fire, Who´s Afraid of Kathy Acker? explores the unbelievably extreme life of punk icon Kathy Acker, whose sexually explicit writing expanded the limits of female self-expression but was also banned in many countries.

Kathy Acker, the outrageous punk icon banned in Germany but named in 2005 one of Americas original outlaw writers by the New York Times, lived life her life without boundaries. A friend of William Burroughs and Patti Smith, Acker was fascinatingly complex: A tattooed, foul-mouthed, Harley Davidson Rider who took opium & enjoyed sex with both men & women, she was also an intellectual who studied Classics at one of Americas top universities. Her celebrated novel, Blood & Guts in High School, which pioneered innovative sampling techniques, sold out within a week of its release. Proclaiming that There was no female language given me, Acker rejected her wealthy New York background to champion voices from the edge of society: the ...

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"I" is not an interior affair

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Austria | Germany

Language:

English

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2008 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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