I Shot Andy Warhol

I Shot Andy Warhol

Director: Mary Harron Cast: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Lothaire Bluteau

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Overview

The true story of Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist who became notorious after shooting art world icon Andy Warhol, is portrayed in this fact-based drama. In an attempt to present a fair assessment of her actions, writer-director Mary Harron focuses on Solanas' troubled life, from her childhood as an abuse victim to her life as teenage prostitute in New York City. These experiences left Solanas (played by Lili Taylor) deeply scarred, contributing to a hatred of men that later found full flower in her famous "SCUM Manifesto," an extremist tract calling for the establishment of a "Society for Cutting Up Men." Deeply troubled, she nevertheless briefly finds hope after befriending young transvestite Candy Darling (played by Stephen Dorff) and discovering herself on the fringes of the wild, colorful world surrounding the eccentric Warhol. She becomes obsessed with the idea that Warhol's support could change her life, only to become violently enraged when the artist and his friends begin to turn away from her.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2000
UPC: 0027616855350
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lili Taylor Valerie Solanas
Jared Harris Andy Warhol
Lothaire Bluteau Maurice Girodias
Martha Plimpton Stevie
Stephen Dorff Candy Darling
Anna Thomson Iris
Peter Friedman Alan Burke
Dan Morgenstern Jeremiah Newton
Reg Rogers Paul Morrissey
Justin Theroux Mark the Revolutionary
Yo La Tengo The Velvet Underground
Donovan Leitch Gerard Malanga
Tahnee Welch Viva
Craig Chester Fred Hughes
Michael Imperioli Ondine
James Lyons Billy Name
Coco McPherson Brigid Polk
Lynn Cohen Concierge
Myriam Cyr Ultra Violet
Jill Hennessy Laura

Technical Credits
Mary Harron Director,Screenwriter
Barden Casting
John Cale Score Composer
Therese DePrez Production Designer
Tom Kalin Producer
Pamela Koffler Producer
Ellen Kuras Cinematographer
Lidsay Law Producer
Jeff Lazar Asst. Director
Daniel Minahan Screenwriter
Keith Reamer Editor
David C. Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Smith Casting
Rob Taz Sound/Sound Designer
Christine Vachon Producer
Anthony Wall Producer

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