Girl 6 is a 1996 American film by director Spike Lee about a phone sex operator. Theresa Randle played the title character, and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay. The soundtrack is composed entirely of songs written by Prince. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Directors Quentin Tarantino and Ron Silver make cameo appearances as film directors at a pair of interesting auditions.
A misfire from Spike Lee because it doesn't feel like a complete film and in reality goes on a little to long. I enjoyed parts of the film and it has all of this commentary about how far do you have to go in Hollywood in order to be in a film and how much of your soul do you have to sell in order to be a star. So when I watched I got a feeling of where the film was going because she didn't want to sell herself but she wanted to kind of do it in the phone minus the nudity. Was she doing it work up to selling her soul, was it just for money or was thee something else going on. There was the typical Spike scenes and cuts the scenes nicely but it feels like it lacks something and something big.
I'd avoided this one for years, because I was wary about how Spike Lee might handle a film about a phone sex operator. When I realized that Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay, I gave it a look. Not surprised it did so poorly with audiences as it is surreal and fragmented as the most interesting of Parks's work is. Theresa Randle is excellent in the lead. Not consistently good as a satire of gender expectations, but has its compelling moments.
A decent Spike Lee Joint.