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A struggling actress in New York City takes a job as a phone sex operator.
A struggling actress in New York City takes a job as a phone sex operator.
Theresa Randle Isaiah Washington Spike Lee Jenifer Lewis Debi Mazar Peter Berg Michael Imperioli Dina Pearlman Maggie Rush Desi Moreno Kristen Wilson K Funk Debra Wilson Naomi Campbell Gretchen Mol Shari Freels Richard Belzer Larry Pine Coati Mundi Delilah Cotto Anthony Nocerino Thomas Jefferson Byrd Bray Poor Joseph Lyle Taylor Madonna Arthur J. Nascarella John Turturro Quentin Tarantino Ron Silver Show All…
걸 식스, Девушка №6
How had I not seen this? Suzan-Lori Parks script, Prince soundtrack (largely drawn from Hits/B-Sides and Sign O the Times), Quentin Tarantino cameo (which I knew about), Madonna and Naomi Campbell cameos (which I didn’t), Jenifer Lewis, Richard Belzer, a baby John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Imperioli — and it’s a sensitive study of the sexual exploitation of black women in the film industry, and media industries broadly, to boot.
I wasn’t sure about the stagy recreations of Carmen Jones, The Jeffersons, etc., but an essential point starts to emerge: that a black woman might find more heroes in past roles for black women than she’d find opportunities in future ones. I think that’s powerful, interesting—she can only assemble a dream career from a…
would have been five stars if it wasn’t for that tarantino cameo... NO MORE TARANTINO 😾👎 SOCIETY HAS ADVANCED BEYOND THE NEED OF TARANTINO 😾
I'm probably going to movie jail for this one, but this is my favorite Spike Lee movie. As weird and unsettling and ambivalent a portrait of female showbiz fantasies and their decimation of self as Showgirls.
i've said it before and i'll say it again, spike lee is a genius.
suzan-lori parks and spike lee muse on the idea of erotic film as an elaborate recreation of private fantasy and of hollywood as a place that attempts to claim and drain women’s bodies, and then as a response to the damning opening sequences create a film which is erotic but mapped around a sexual world free of bodies, just disembodied words making a journey to each other. phone sex is acting; it has the exact same roles you play as when in front of a camera, it requires the exact same fluidity of identity, but it’s a little easier when nobody has to see your body or know your name, when calls dissipate into the night and don’t linger and…
i'm sorry i'm deceased from naomi campbell saying "i told you not to let your dick drip ever again"
35mm. Alamo Drafthouse.
This has its problematic elements, like its depiction of sex work (of the telephonic variety) that veers on inherently demeaning, but even that downward spiral doesn't really kick in until the last act, and is arguably consistent with this idea of phone sex being a much more dramatic and emotionally stimulating profession for Judy than I imagine it actually is - she's so overflowing with creative energy that she can't help but throw herself into her work and her clients' fantasies, and the real emphasis is on that rather than any statement about phone sex, or showbiz, or whatever. And anyway, God, that shot of the phones raining (or snowing in April, I guess) down from above is…
Spike Lee's megaphone to the dismissal of black women in mainstream popular entertainment gets off to a rocky start in Girl 6 by having Quentin Tarantino cameo as himself, a white mechanical arm within the claw game of black culture, requesting the actress to take off her top and show her breasts; it's obviously uncomfortable and shows the low level that she's going up against in an attempt to get in a filmmaker's movie in which a black woman is reduced to QT's fascination with blaxploitation. However Lee is no better than QT by showing her breasts in the same scene that he's set up to critique. So goes Girl 6 a movie with many great points about representation and…
i remember seeing the poster and reading a synopsis for this film online several years ago and automatically knowing i would love it. this was years before i had even heard of summer of sam and do the right thing, two other spike lee films that i love a lot and consider to be masterpieces. this one may be my new favorite of his so far though, the themes of it and the fashion and colors are more my style and it’s just a lot of fun to watch 💗💗 i hate to see this film go so underrated! i’ve seen a few reviews on here describe it as showgirls-esque and it makes a lot of sense to me. i’m super glad i could finally track this down, now that i have i’m sure i’ll be rewatching it often!
That this is considered one of Spike Lee's lesser works is all the more reason why he's in my top 3 directors of all time.
Messy in the way I always kind of expect from Lee, but nonetheless a fascinating (and fun!) examination of society's treatment of black women as unfavorable sex objects and victims. Uses nearly as many colors, formats, and stocks as Natural Born Killers, but in a way that feels intuitive, unlike the coke-fuelled circlejerk of Stone's surprisingly thematically similar film. The Prince soundtrack certainly doesn't hurt either, though.
I’ve yet to see a bad Spike Lee movie. Chi-Raq was pretty boring, I guess. This one’s really good. Not sure we talk enough about his run in the 90’s, though, during which he made 10 features. How crazy is that? One movie a year and they’re nearly all fantastic. Strange that any of them would be lost in the shuffle including this hidden gem. Theresa Randle gives an incredible performance, Spike gets a handle on all the film stocks and stylistic flourishes he’s been experimenting with up until this point, and it has an amazing Prince song over the credits sequence. There’s something simple and inspiring about Prince’s melodies. They sound like the kind of tunes you’d idly invent around the house.
okay so Theresa Randal!! soo beautiful in this like I could not stop staring at her + these looks!! To have so many cameos and Jenifer MF Lewis in a movie always makes it 100x better too
& the Prince soundtrack is what sealed the deal
This was better than I expected tbh
Spike Lee directs and co-writes, Girl 6. Theresa Randle stars as a girl that is aspiring to be an actress. She beings the film with an audition for Quentin Tarantino, but feels very uncomfortable when she gets asked to take off her top. She is unable to find jobs as an actress and does one off job to make ends meet. She finally meets her calling as a phone sex girl for a company. She becomes highly requested and popular. It is not long before she is one of the most requested girls in the company, but she starts to get addicted. The deeper and deeper she gets involved she starts even losing interest in real relationships with her…
spike lee’s looking for mr. goodbar.
Good film about labor and burnout!!!
ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 1996
Spike Lee's new comedy is a disjointed disaster that starts bad and stays there. Theresa Randle (BAD BOYS) plays an aspiring New York actress who takes a phone-sex job as a way to make ends meet. Soon, the job becomes an adventure that, I think, is supposed to go something like this: girl excels at job, girl gets addicted to job, girl goes cold turkey from job, and girl grows from having job. Lee, who continues to beat to a very different drummer, never makes this progression very clear. He's too busy inserting extraneous dream sequences and grainy footage of the various male callers. (One of the few funny bits has Randle imagining herself as blaxploitation…
This is one of the more avant-garde Spike Lee joints, but I dig it, despite its negative reputation. I didn't think that the depiction of sex work would be as positive as it is.
this is peak 90s cinema and it's really brutally underrated which is why I don't trust people most of the times
Spike Lee really is physically incapable of making a bad film, huh?
Am liebsten hätte ich einen Film über all die Frauen in der Telefonsexagentur gesehen – schon allein, weil mir das sexpositive gegenseitige Empowerment im ersten Teil so gefallen hat!
So flachte die Geschichte mit den Thriller-Aspekten im zweiten Teil ein bisschen ab. Aber Judy wird trotzdem nach Nola (She's Gotta Have It) und Carolyn und ihrer Tochter Troy (Crooklyn) die vierte Frauenfigur in einem Spike-Lee-Film sein, die mir noch länger im Gedächtnis sein wird. Auch wegen der tollen Abschlussszene! <3
Even when Spike is messy, his playful, colorful energy still radiates through. What ever happened to Theresa Randle?
I felt more positive about Girl 6 this time, having seen it originally about 2 years ago. Spike Lee is working with weaker material than usual; I just don't know that this premise or this character can sustain a full movie, and Lee's ideas about female sexuality, exploitation, depictions of black women in the media, etc., all feel a little unformed. On the other hand, he's working at near-full creative powers, really going for it, and unfiltered, bold gesture Spike Lee is my favorite Spike Lee.
It's the kind of movie where every scene seems to try something new stylistically, or riff on a new idea, or go on a tangent, or focus on a different minor character, or strike…