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Girl 6

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Girl 6

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
108 minutes
performer:
Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Halle Berry, Madonna, John Cameron Mitchell, Mekhi Phifer, Quentin Tarantino
director:
Spike Lee
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author:
Suzan-Lori Parks
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a C

Apparently, Spike Lee has adopted an old surrealist parlor trick as a new method of directing: Tear up six scripts, toss in air, and shoot the bits where they fall. At any given moment during Girl 6, a comedy set in the world of phone sex, it’s hard to know which story is up — the one decrying sexual exploitation, the one indulging in it, the wacky parody of black entertainment, or the serious drama of a woman learning to respect herself. Any cohesion is the result of an eminently likable actress (Theresa Randle) in the title role; it’s certainly not due to the cast of caricatures, including a movie director (Quentin Tarantino) and a madam (Madonna). You might consider putting this call on hold. C

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