Official selection of the 1982 Toronto International Film Festival.
A restless and abrasive young woman eschews the affections of a sensitive young portrait artist, preferring to chase singers in a misguided desire for fame and fortune in New York's Greenwich Village. Featuring a soundtrack by New Wave icons the Feelies, Susan Seidelman's first feature film is a classic look at the 1980s New York punk scene.
Cast & Crew
- Susan Berman - Wren
- Chel Chenier - Cecile's Roommate
- Tom Cherwin - Mike
- Nada Despotovich - Cecile
- Paul Dunlap - Bouncer
- Ed French - Horror Movie Sequence #2
- Geretta Geretta - Prostitute #1
- Richard Hell - Eric
- Roger Jett - Billy - Eric's Roommate
- Phyllis Kay - Prostitute #2
- Roma Maffia - Prostitute #4
- Celia Maurice - Prostitute #3
- Ada McSpade - Rasta
- Cookie Mueller - Horror Movie Sequence #1
- The Nitecaps - Band
- Chris Noth - Prostitute #5
- D.J. O'Neill - Ed
- Amos Poe - Hustler in Bar
- Brad Rijn - Paul
- Katherine Riley - 1st Hooker
- Joel Rooks - Xerox Boss
- Sara Sassin - Tough Woman in Cafe
- Edie Schecter - Christine
- Pamela Speed - Terry
- Kitty Summerall - Eric's Wife
- Joni-Ruth White - Landlady
- Alan Woolf - Pimp
- X-Sessive - Lead Singer
Reviews(see the best reviews)
An interesting portrait of the indifference of youth in 1980s grimy, Greenwich Village.
Director Susan Seidelman helmed what was to be was the first American independent film invited to compete for the Palme D'or at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival.
From "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture," the basic premise of a young woman struggling to make it in New York is still ruthlessly on point.
Also stars punk rock legend Richard Hell.