I Shot Andy Warhol
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To expect a by-the-numbers retelling/recreation of the true events portrayed in this film - Solanas' assault of Andy Warhol - is entirely missing the point. I believe film director/writer Mary Harron was trying to reveal a type of exploitation of women that existed during this time, and certainly hovered in the shadows of the pseudo alternative arts culture of Andy Warhol's Factory - a dream-like warehouse littered with black-clad artists/writers/filmmakers instinctively creating against-the-grain works while rebelling against the conservative conventions of 1950s-1960s American culture.
Harron's version of Solanas, who would go on to publish the frightening though fascinating work "SCUM Manifesto," is a lonely, out-of-place soul. She initially appears to have found a comrade haven in Warhol's Factory. But her rage, plus her radical feminist views, eventually causes her "excommunication," leading to her assualt of Andy. The shooting itself essentially ended Warhol's artistic career, leaving wounds which would never entirely heal.Read more ›
I have to admit that this would be a disturbing film for most people. Her ideas were very warped and skewed by a hatred and distrust of men. The ironic thing was that she probably could have been a good writer if her bitterness and insanity hadn't taken over. I think this shows what can happen to a person sexually abused as a child. Its a really depressing film that always makes me wince whenever I see it. However, its so powerful that I've watched it many times. I think Lily Taylor should have got an Oscar for this film. She put her heart and soul into this character.
All in all, I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. Its definitely a film that offends a lot of people. I didn't see this film as glorifying this woman nor condemning her. It told the story the best that it could. Its definitely a film that will be remembered.
Harron decorates this sixties cum nineties version of New York chic/flophouse reality with the kind of degenerate personalities for which the Big Apple is justly famous. Jared Harris plays Andy Warhol brilliantly with something like a truer than true characterization, combining a sympathetic, eccentric and gentle exterior with an exploitive mercantile heart. One gets the sense that he had it coming. Stephen Dorff is Candy Darling, a transvestite so fetching that he makes a guy like me wish he had a sister.Read more ›
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Glad to have the chance to see the movie again, but it was not as good as I remember. I would rather have watched the AMERICAN MASTERS dvd on the life of Warhol. Read morePublished 22 months ago by dean Seppelfrick
I bought this offbeat movie because one it stars one of my favorite actors Lothaire Bluteau. Very interesting and true story.Published on February 22, 2014 by Chatefrancaise
did not enjoy the movie. not a movie I would recommend to others. I enjoy the time. of the 60's the 70's but this movie is ridiculousPublished on July 18, 2013 by Chanel0130
strange flick... I love Warhol and Pop culture, but she was a little more than strange. Lili Taylor did A GREAT job of portraying this nutjob.Published on June 7, 2013 by Chris Johnson
I was disappointed by this well-made, well-acted film. Its purpose is fairly clear: to show that Solanas was a human being and not just a crazy woman. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by WV
I saw this movie because I am such a huge Lili Taylor fan. On the positive side, I can say she turned in her typical, high quality performance and made Valerie Solanis, who in... Read morePublished on March 30, 2013 by maskirovka
I was in NY at the time Solanas shot Warhol and it was news for a couple of days until Bobby Kennedy's assasination two days later totally eclipsed it. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Promise