Cinematography: Tom DiCillo
Script: Kathy Acker, Bette Gordon
Music: John Lurie
Christine, a bright and unassuming young woman, takes a job selling tickets at a porno movie theater near Times Square. Instead of distancing herself from the dark and erotic nature of this milieu, Christine soon develops an obsession that begins to consume her life. The character’s reaction unexpectedly flips normal gender roles; director Gordon daringly twists feminist ideology by showing a woman who finds self-expression through an interest in pornography. Emerging out of the underground NYC arts scene that produced the late ‘80’s boom in American independent cinema, Variety contains the contributions of an impressive array of talent, including cinematographer Tom DiCillo, actor Luis Guzman, a script by the late cult novelist Kathy Acker, and a score by actor and musician John Lurie.