Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her “Scum” manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot him. This is Valerie’s story.
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I think that this is by far THE best fictionalized Warhol film ever, and Jared Harris is the most accurate and believable version of Warhol. Lili Taylor deserved an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Valerie Solanas. All of the supporting actors are perfectly cast too, especially Michael Imperioli as Ondine. A+ ***** 5 stars
Good as far as any Warhol biopic goes, but what is most commendable is Lili Taylor's performance as Valerie Solanas. Part of me wishes the film had been edited down a little more, or had provided more access to the emotions of some of the other characters, but at the very least it does a good job of chronicling the events in question in an interesting way.
i could feel the pain lodged deeper than any bullet could penetrate. a bitter and hazy taste like tobacco in searing water: collected from survival, integrity, and a frantic search for a fundamental form of validation: a space of the places and the mind to uncoil the marginalized images that serve no purpose in a robust and efficient society.