The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more ...
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The story of Joe [Dallesandro] and his lover-protector, Holly [Woodlawn], who is something to behold, a comic book Mother Courage who fancies herself as Marlene Dietrich but sounds more like Phil Silvers. Joe and Holly try to make a go of things in their Lower East Side basement, from which Holly goes forth from time to time to cruise the Fillmore East and to scavenge garbage cans, while Joe's journeys are in search of real junk... Trash is true-blue movie-making, funny and vivid.--Vincent Canby, The New York Times. Written and directed by Paul Morrissey, "presented" by Andy Warhol.Written by
Paul Morrissey, who was against drugs, wanted the movie to deglamorize drug taking. The original title planned for the film was "Drug Trash," but it was decided it was too obvious. See more »
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Unlike his predecessor John Trevelyan the new UK censor Stephen Murphy had little time for Warhol's movies and, again unlike Flesh, Trash would receive a checkered history in the UK. The film was rejected for a UK cinema certificate in 1971 and only passed the following year in a much shorter form (the distributor having removed around 8 mins of dialogue) and with heavy BBFC cuts which removed heroin scenes, a sequence where Holly attempts to fellate Joe, and an infamous masturbation scene involving Holly and a beer bottle. The initial 1991 UK video release by Virgin Video featured the same heavily cut cinema version, which was then cut by a further 1 minute 12 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of instructive heroin use. The 1996 First Independent Films video release featured the original longer print which restored the dialogue edits and the fellatio/masturbation scenes, though 2 mins 20 secs of BBFC cuts were again made to the heroin scenes. The film was finally passed completely uncut in the UK in June 2005. See more »
A film that could only have been made in the '70s.
Trash is a classic. It is a film that could only have been made in the early '70's. It captures people, locations and scenarios that existed then. I haven't seen this film in 20 years so viewing the DVD was a revelation. This type of guerilla filmmaking is less about a script and more about capturing a moment. I can't imagine these actors sitting around rehearsing scripted lines.It feels more like they were given a situation and then created the dialogue on the spot. I love this movie for this reason. One thing about this trilogy (Flesh/Heat/Trash) is that you feel like your watching documentaries not movies. The fact that these films really have no beginning or ending lends itself to this definition. I'm always anticipating meeting the characters in these films. They may not be individuals that I would want to know , (ie.neurotics, psychotics, junkies, poseurs, losers and the like.) But they are the environment in which the main characters are forced to reside. John Waters' films of this era were similar but have a more scripted sensation to them. We will never see the likes of this type of filmmaking again. It is an era unto itself. It's obvious that the late 70's/early '80's films of R. Kern or Nick Zedd were influenced by Morrissey and Waters but they are pale imitations. See this film. At times it can be banal and boring and insane but so is life.
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