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Critic Reviews for Variety
Bette Gordon's independent psychological thriller, written by Kathy Acker, is a stunning proto-feminist noir experiment set in the sex shops of 1983 Times Square.
Audience Reviews for Variety
One of the pioneering wagon-train movies of the inaugural, New York-based independent film movement. Part richly atmospheric foray into the pre-Giuliani Times Square peepshow scene, part dull and dated take on sexual obsession, Bette Gordon's 1983 film Variety is notable mainly for telling the story of the complex, not altogether negative role pornography plays in a woman's self-discovery.
(** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] An interesting concept, but it lost my attention as it went along. A near-miss.
The story sounded interesting, but the movie is too slow and boring, I couldn't stand it.
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