“It’s dazzling and serious, with flurries of impulse playing around a persistent core of madness. . . . Harron comprehends and dramatizes the milieu through which Solanas moved and also understands that this eccentric woman had glints of real perception.” Stanley Kauffman, The New Republic
I Shot Andy Warhol
978-0-8021-3491-2 • $11.00 • Paperback • July 1996
I Shot Andy Warhol—starring Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Stephen Dorff, and Martha Plimpton—is the story of Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist and author of SCUM Manifesto (Society for Cutting Up Men) who made headlines in 1968 when she attempted to kill Andy Warhol. I Shot Andy Warhol moves beyond the simplistic view of Valerie as a deranged lesbian acting in revenge for being shunned by the Factory crowd to present a complex figure whose brilliance and passion were clouded by mental instability and a history of abuse.