Video Release: October 2, 2012
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Anchor Bay/Starz
- Runtime: 108 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
Spike Lee's examination of the world of phone sex, and its effect on one of its purveyors. A beautiful, black, aspiring actress is at the end of her rope, for she is having trouble finding employment, and has been bounced by both her agent and acting teacher. So she becomes "Girl 6" at a familial phone sex company, whispering kinky sweet nothings into the ears of men. (Some of the fantasies are dramatized.) Girl 6 excels at her new job -- so much so that she becomes addicted to it. And this could lead to serious trouble when the woman decides to meet one of her "clients" in person.
Spike Lee's GIRL 6 is a provocative examination of the world of phone sex, and its effect on one of its purveyors; beautiful, black, aspiring actress (Theresa Randle) is at the end of her rope after having been bounced by both her agent and acting teacher. So she becomes "Girl 6" at a family-like phone sex company, whispering kinky sweet nothings into the ears of men; some of the fantasies are dramatized by Lee. Girl 6 excels at her new job, so much so that she becomes addicted to it--and this could lead to serious trouble when she decides to meet one of her clients in person. Scripted by Suzan-Lori Parks, GIRL 6 blends fantasy and reality in typical Lee fashion, resulting in a work that is as much a comedy as a drama. A who’s who of popular celebrities appear in supporting roles, including Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Berg, and Gretchen Mol, giving GIRL 6 an even greater visual punch. Colorfully photographed by Malik Hassan Sayeed, the film’s soundtrack was written and performed by Prince, adding even more spunk--and funk--to the proceedings.
Released theatrically in the USA March 22, 1996. The film grossed $4.9 million domestically. Shown out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Additional cast: Dina Pearlman (Girl 19), Maggie Rush (Girl 42), Desi Moreno (Girl 4), and Susan Batson (Acting Coach). Additional credits: Paul R. Weathered (set decoration) and Sandra Hernandez (costume design). Soundtrack album on Warner Bros. records, cd's and tapes. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1996 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.