I Shot Andy Warhol | 1996

Drama, Period
A portrait of Valerie Solanas--the woman who gunned down Andy Warhol and almost killed him. The film is also a paean to Warhol--the true king of pop--and the world which he created around him in the late 1960s. Using ...more

Cast

... Valerie Solanas

Actor

... Andy Warhol

Actor

... Candy Darling

Actor

... Stevie

Actor

... Jeremiah

Actor

... Maurice Girodias

Actor

... Ondine

Actor

... Paul Morrissey

Actor

... Brigid Berlin

Actor

... Gerard Malanga

Actor

... Viva

Actor

... Fred Hughes

Actor

Company

Arista Labs

Production Company

Production Company

BBC Arena

Production Company

Bureau Productions

Production Company

Danskin & Round the Clock

Production Company

Danya

Production Company

Synopsis

A portrait of Valerie Solanas--the woman who gunned down Andy Warhol and almost killed him. The film is also a paean to Warhol--the true king of pop--and the world which he created around him in the late 1960s. Using the disturbed, but frequently brilliant, visionary-feminist Solanas as her focal point (Solanas was the founder and sole member of SCUM, the Society for Cutting Up Men), filmmaker Mary Harron paints a vividly realistic picture of the subculture that surrounded Warhol and his infamous studio, the Factory. Despite her desperate circumstances, there's a feisty vibrancy to Solanas. She's a game, dead-end kid who bristles with the kind of knowing toughness that can turn a pervert's solicitation into an opportunity. And when standard panhandling lines fail her, she offers her services as a scintillating conversationalist--for pay. Even when she subsequently spirals into a world dominated by paranoid delusions, her intelligence and wit shine through.

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