Variety

Opens May 10, 2019

The sexually charged tale of a woman's journey of self-discovery, Bette Gordon's Variety is a fascinating independent film that challenges common notions about feminism and pornography.Christine (Sandy McLeod), a bright and unassuming young woman, takes a job selling tickets at a porno theater near Times Square. Instead of distancing herself from the dark and erotic nature of this milieu, Christine soon develops an obsession that begins to consume her life.

The film is a sort of Who's Who of downtown street cred: music by John Lurie, cinematography by frequent Jarmusch collaborator Tom de Cillo, script by former sex worker and Pushcart Prize-winning feminist novelist Kathy Acker, and roles played by Spalding Gray, Luis Guzman, Mark Boone Junior and photographer Nan Goldin.

1983. Reissued!