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Actors: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Stephen Dorff, Tahnee Welch

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"I Shot Andy Warhol" is based on the true story of Valerie Solanas, a man-hating prostitute and "revolutionary" writer.
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Day after day, Solanas stood on the sidewalk desperately trying to get people to buy copies of her manifesto, but no one seemed to take her seriously. She was broke and worked as a prostitute to make pocket money. She often resorted to stealing from her John's while they were sleeping.

When Val's friendy Candy—a drag queen who Val called the epitome of male oppression—received an invitation to Andy Warhol's party, Val begged to come along so she could give Andy a copy of her manuscript. At first, Andy and his crowd regarded Valerie as an amusing novelty, so they accepted her manuscript for kicks. However, as she continued to show up at the studio unannounced, her behavior towards Andy grew increasingly annoying and aggressive. After making many unanswered inquiries regarding the status of her manuscript, Val finally demanded that Andy return it.

But Andy claimed to have lost it. Valerie got so angry that she overturned Andy's desk. After that Andy and his crew gave Valerie the cold shoulder despite her numerous attempts to be chummy with them at public events.

Val next met a publisher while trying to sell him “conversation” on the street. The publisher told her he was going to make her a big star and got her to sign a contract. Soon after, Val realized that the contract would only grant her a tiny portion of the proceeds. Val was so distraught that she performed a final desperate act of violence against Andy Warhol, in the form of a ruthless shooting.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prostitute    -   writer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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