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Variety (1983)





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In this independent film, a lonely young woman, Christine (Sandy McLeod), is sucked into the dark world of pornography and crime when she takes a job at an theater that specializes in X-rated films.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bette Gordon, Kathy Acker
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2008
Media Home Entertainment


Sandy McLeod
as Christine
Mark Boone Jr.
as Porn Customer
Lee Tucker
as Projectionist
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All Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | May 1, 2013

A signifcant feminist indie about sexual difference, desire, and gaze.

Full Review… | May 15, 2011

Audience Reviews for Variety


The story sounded interesting, but the movie is too slow and boring, I couldn't stand it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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.

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An interesting concept, but it lost my attention as it went along. A near-miss.


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