Wednesday, June 11, 2008
SLAVES OF NEW YORK (1989)
Based on her book of the same name, author Tama Janowitz adapted Slaves of New York into a screenplay for Andy Warhol. When Warhol died in 1987, Merchant-Ivory bought the script and produced this quirky and loveable film. Bernadette Peters stars in the film, which also features Steve Buscemi, Mercedes Ruehl, Chris Sarandon and Mary Beth Hurt.
Slaves... was not a hit and didn't fare too well with critics, but has lodged itself into Kult Klassic status over the years, largely due to its gay following. Check out this great scene, featuring a drag trio doing The Supremes in the streets of New York...