Underground U.S.A. (1980)

The Sunset Blvd. of underground cinema, and a suitably ambivalent retrospect on the star-game casualties of New York's upper depths, with Patti Astor statuesquely hysterical as a 20-year-old Norma Desmond, made up to recall Edie Sedgwick and surrounded by Warhol's lost children. We've been here before, but without the hindsight: a camera cruise along a hustler's meat-rack, kitchen-talk over cold canned spaghetti, Taylor Mead grimacing in a spastic dance, the silent stud a sullenly passive observer. Mitchell's ear for campy native wit and eye for figures in a loft-scape happily keep at bay the otherwise contagious NY ennui.

Directing:
  • Eric Mitchell

Stars:
Release Date: 1980-11-06
TMDb: 3.5/10
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 85
Tom Wright
Tom Wright
Frank
Jackie Curtis
Jackie Curtis
The Room-mate
John Lurie
John Lurie
Jack Smith
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