Two girls run away from a mental institution and forge a relationship on the streets of New York. They soon begin enjoying their punk-rock life until the powers that be start nosing around, looking for them, unsettling their already delicate mental states. Will the Sleez Girls be torn apart? Or will they tear themselves apart? –IMDb
Allan Moyle (born 1947 in Shawinigan, Quebec) is a Canadian film director. He is best known for directing the films Pump Up the Volume (1990) and New Waterford Girl (1999).
His first major film was Times Square (1980). During the editing of the film he clashed with producer Robert Stigwood who reportedly wanted dialogue scenes removed and replaced with more musical sequences, so that the accompanying soundtrack recording could be expanded to a double-album. Moyle refused to make the cuts so Stigwood fired him and made the cuts himself.
In the eighties he wrote a novel that was never published but became the basis for his screenplay of his movie Pump Up the Volume, which he also directed. It was released in 1990.
Moyle has since directed The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992), Empire Records (1995), New Waterford Girl (1999) – for which he won the Best Direction Canadian Comedy Award in 2001, XChange, and the made-for-TV movies Jailbait (2000) and Man in the Mirror… read more
One of the best soundtracks of all time. I love this film's energy and movement. Even with heavy editing, it's subversive nature (namely, the sapphic bond between the two leads and its strong anti-radio/anti-television stance) still seeps through. The 'Life During Wartime' sequence is one of the great musical moments in all of film.
Great soundtrack, Ramones, Talkingheads, Gary Numan. Reminded me The Fabulous Stains. That's New York the year I was born.