Girl 6

Girl 6

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Cast: Spike Lee, Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Jenifer Lewis

     
 

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Spike Lee directed this comedy-drama about a woman who falls into a career in phone sex. An African-American woman (Theresa Randle) who aspires to a career as an actress endures a number of dispiriting jobs (handing out leaflets and working as a coat check girl) before reaching the end of her rope at an audition with Q.T. (Quentin Tarantino), a sleazy movie director.… See more details below

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Spike Lee directed this comedy-drama about a woman who falls into a career in phone sex. An African-American woman (Theresa Randle) who aspires to a career as an actress endures a number of dispiriting jobs (handing out leaflets and working as a coat check girl) before reaching the end of her rope at an audition with Q.T. (Quentin Tarantino), a sleazy movie director. Q.T. claims that he wants to offer her a role in his next film -- but since the role requires nudity, she will have to show him her breasts first. After firing her agent, the actress is strapped for cash and is offered a job enacting sexual fantasies for men over the phone. Dubbed "Girl 6" by her employers, the actress is treated with respect by her boss (Jennifer Lewis) and is well-liked by her co-workers. However, she has a hard time emotionally distancing herself from her work, and she finds herself becoming infatuated with Bob (Peter Berg), one of her regular callers, going so far as to set up a meeting with him. As she deals in other people's fantasies for a living, Girl 6 begins retreating into her own world of make-believe, where she can be a sexy screen siren or a butt-kicking blaxploitation star. Meanwhile, her former fiancé (Isaiah Washington), who scrapes by as a shoplifter, desperately wants her to give him another chance, and her next door neighbor, a baseball card collector named Jimmy (Spike Lee), keeps pestering her that she ought to be doing something more positive with her life. Girl 6's supporting cast includes Madonna as one of Girl 6's supervisors, John Turturro as her agent, and Debi Mazar as one of the other phone-sex girls; the film also features an original song score by Prince.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Celebrity cameos, pop culture send-ups, a bunch of stellar Prince songs, and the likable, layered lead performance of Theresa Randle are the high points of this uneven Spike Lee comedy-drama, which treats the phone sex industry with a mixture of false glamour and cautionary angst. Despite Suzan-Lori Parks' spotty screenplay, Randle gives it her all as Girl 6, a would-be actress with her head in the clouds and her butt in a cubicle talking dirty to pay the rent. Girl 6's colorful fantasies of appearing in everything from The Jeffersons to Foxy Brown give Lee the chance to strut his satirical stuff -- and provide cinematographer Malik Hassan Sayeed and production designer Ina Mayhew the opportunity to dazzle. More problematic are the nightmare sequences in which Girl 6 conflates her own emotional downfall with the plight of a little girl who's plunged into an elevator shaft. The murky drama of these scenes doesn't quite gel with the exuberance of the movie spoofs, the bawdiness of the phone-sex scenes and the soap-opera earnestness of much of the rest. Still, Randle's convincing performance provides a sense of continuity, and colorful cameos from Halle Berry, Madonna, and Quentin Tarantino keep things interesting. Naomi Campbell and Debi Mazar have fun playing two of the protagonist's heavy-breathing colleagues, while Lee himself gives one of his more credible performances as Jimmy, Girl 6's officious neighbor. Messy but likable, Girl 6 is a mixed bag.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2012
UPC:
0013132439396
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
4,639

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Theresa Randle Girl 6
Isaiah Washington Shoplifter
Spike Lee Jimmy
Jenifer Lewis Boss #1 (Lil)
Debi Mazar Girl 39
Peter Berg Caller #1 (Bob)
Quentin Tarantino Director #1, N.Y.
Michael Imperioli Scary Caller #30
Maggie Rush Girl 42
Kristen Wilson Salesgirl #1
Naomi Campbell Girl 75
Richard Belzer Caller 4, Beach
Larry Pine Caller 33, Wall Street
Coati Mundi Caller 8, Martin
Anthony Nocerino Caller 6
Madonna Boss #3
John Turturro Murray, the Agent
Ron Silver Director #2, L.A.
Leonard Thomas Co-Agent
Joie Lee Switchboard Operator
Halle Berry Herself
Novella Nelson Angela's Aunt
Billie Neal Angela's Mother
Susan Batson Acting Coach
Ranjit Chowdhry Indian Shopkeeper
Rita Wolf Wife of Indian Shopkeeper
John Cameron Mitchell Rob
Keith Randolph Smith 2nd Assistant Director
Nelson Vasquez Ronnie the Guard
Jeff Ward Bad Guy
Chuck Jeffreys Bad Guy
Joe Taylor Actor
Golden Brooks Actor
Vinny Vella Actor

Technical Credits
Spike Lee Director,Producer
Allan Byer Sound/Sound Designer
Aisha Coley Casting
Mike Ellis Asst. Director
Sandra Hernandez Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Kilik Executive Producer
John Lyons Asst. Director
Ina Mayhew Production Designer
Cirri Nottage Associate Producer
Suzan-Lori Parks Screenwriter
Sam Pollard Editor
Prince Score Composer,Songwriter
Malik Hassan Sayeed Cinematographer
Paul Weathered Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Girl 6
1. Main Titles [2:49]
2. Nudity Required [5:46]
3. No More Lessons [4:58]
4. No Need For Mo' Money [7:39]
5. Dorothy Dandridge [6:04]
6. Girl 6 [9:30]
7. The Clientele [4:38]
8. Paying the Rent [6:32]
9. Bob Regular [4:31]
10. A Gift [4:47]
11. It's A Date [4:23]
12. Lovely Brown [2:56]
13. Coney Island [4:06]
14. Just Playing [6:52]
15. Mr. Principal [4:06]
16. The Second Job [5:24]
17. Fear [8:28]
18. Sanctuary [2:49]
19. Time To Go [6:55]
20. End Credits [4:45]

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