Girl 6 (1996)

Spike Lee's new comedy is a disjointed disaster that starts bad and 
stays there.  Theresa Randle (BAD BOYS) plays an aspiring New York 
actress who takes a phone-sex job as a way to make ends meet.  
Soon, the job becomes an adventure that, I think, is supposed to go 
something like this:  girl excels at job, girl gets addicted to 
job, girl goes cold turkey from job, and girl grows from having 
job.  Lee, who continues to beat to a very different drummer, never 
makes this progression very clear.  He's too busy inserting 
extraneous dream sequences and grainy footage of the various male 
callers.  (One of the few funny bits has Randle imagining herself 
as blaxploitation heroine Foxy Brown.  Shut your mouth!)  A steady 
stream of Prince plays on the soundtrack, while a steady stream of 
cameos (Quentin, Madonna, Naomi, etc.) play before the camera, and 
it all adds up to nothing.  Forget the Oscars; boycott this movie! 
(Rated "R"/109 min.)

Grade: D+

Copyright 1996 by Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in Movie Hell: March 31, 1996

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