Underground U.S.A.

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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.

By: PT

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Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Eric Mitchell
Screenwriter: Eric Mitchell
Cast: Patti Astor
Eric Mitchell
Rene Ricard
Tom Wright
Jackie Curtis
Cookie Mueller
Taylor Mead
Duncan Smith
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