Girl 6

1996

Girl 6

Critics Consensus

Girl 6 has a compelling star, a Prince soundtrack, and Spike Lee's vivid style - and, unfortunately, a story that's never as compelling or insightful as it needs to be.

33%

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Total Count: 33

36%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 5,718
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Movie Info

An African-American actress, out of luck and needing cash, takes a job as a phone sex operator in this explicit, colorful comedy-drama from Spike Lee. Renamed Girl 6 by the company, the actress becomes increasingly involved with her work on a personal level, soon reaching the point of unhealthy obsession.

Cast

Spike Lee
as Jimmy
Jenifer Lewis
as Boss 1, Lil
Halle Berry
as Moviestar Lady
John Turturro
as Murray the Agent
Debi Mazar
as Girl 39
Peter Berg
as Caller 1, Bob
Michael Imperioli
as Scary Caller 30
Madonna
as Boss 3
Maggie Rush
as Girl 42
Kristen Wilson
as Salesgirl 1
k funk
as Salesgirl 2
Debra Wilson
as Salesgirl 3
Ron Silver
as Director 2, LA
Gretchen Mol
as Girl 12
Shari Freels
as Girl 29, Punkster
Larry Pine
as Caller 33, Wall Street
Coati Mundi
as Caller 8, Martin
Delilah Cotto
as Caller 8, Christine
Keith Randolph Smith
as 2nd Assistant Director
Bray Poor
as Caller 14
Joseph Lyle Taylor
as Caller 3/Caller 16
Arthur J. Nascarella
as Boss 2, Male in Office
Mica Hughes
as Director's Assistant
Joie Lee
as Switchboard Operator
Rolonda Watts
as Reporter Nita
Carol Mayo Jenkins
as Newscaster Carol
Jim Jensen
as Newscaster Jim
Novella Nelson
as Angela's Aunt
Billie Neal
as Angela's Mother
Susan Batson
as Acting Coach
Ranjit Chowdhry
as Indian Shopkeeper
Rita Wolf
as Wife of Indian Shopkeeper
Andrea Navedo
as Phone Girl
Michele Kelly
as Phone Girl
Yohan Lim
as Korean Deli Owner
Anne Ok
as Wife of Korean Deli Owner
Keith Smith
as 2nd A.D.
Nelson Vasquez
as Ronnie the Guard
Al Palagonia
as Man Mistaken for Bob Regular
Jeff Ward
as Bad Guy
Andy Duppin
as Bad Guy
Jalil Lynch
as Bad Guy
Carlo Vogel
as Male Assistant
Brian Konowal
as Male Assistant
Jennifer Ramos
as Topless Dancer
Jennifer Lee
as Topless Dancer
Tomoko Hagane
as Topless Dancer
Genevieve Yrola
as Topless Dancer
Jennifer Ceballos
as Topless Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Girl 6

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (22)

  • [Randle] holds the film together as best she can with her luminous presence and dignity, but can't supply the lacking subtext, past history and motivation.

    Sep 23, 2008

    Todd McCarthy

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • There's something refreshing about the film's reckless proximity to anarchy, the stylishly imaginative cinematography and lusciously exorbitant Prince soundtrack, even if it does ring hollow when Lee tries to get serious on us.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Lee's never been too hip to women's perspectives, and in Girl 6, he proves that marriage, maturity and 10 years of filmmaking haven't substantially corrected his blind spot.

    Jun 18, 2002 | Full Review…
  • Lee has done the impossible: He's sucked the fun out of call-in sex and replaced it with sanctimonious prattle.

    May 12, 2001
  • While Lee is a skillful director, he's also more coldly analytical than emotional, and it is not his style to get us to feel for this woman as much as we should.

    Feb 14, 2001 | Full Review…
  • Mr. Lee isn't as successful at shaping a story around Girl 6, but enjoying her company is all his slender, sunny film really tries to do.

    Jan 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Girl 6

  • Jan 20, 2008
    I usually like Spke Lee films... He is a highly talented director, but this film was BORING!
    Miriam K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2007
    A unique movie with a great cast.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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