Girl 6
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Spike Lee directed this comedy-drama about a woman who falls into a career in phone sex. An African-American woman (Theresa Randle) who aspires to a career as an actress endures a number of dispiriting jobs (handing out leaflets and working as a coat check girl) before reaching the end of her rope at an audition with Q.T. (Quentin Tarantino), a sleazy movie director. Q.T. claims that he wants to offer her a role in his next film -- but since the role requires nudity, she will have to show him her breasts first. After firing her agent, the actress is strapped for cash and is offered a job… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Randle] holds the film together as best she can with her luminous presence and dignity, but can't supply the lacking subtext, past history and motivation."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Lee has done the impossible: He's sucked the fun out of call-in sex and replaced it with sanctimonious prattle."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"About as fulfilling as phone-sex."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Slight and superficial, Spike Lee's look at the phone-sex industry through the life of one femme is completely from the outside."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"I can't fault Spike Lee on this one. This is his first film where he did not get a writing credit -- and it shows."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"There's something refreshing about the film's reckless proximity to anarchy, the stylishly imaginative cinematography and lusciously exorbitant Prince soundtrack, even if it does ring hollow when Lee tries to get serious on us."
‑ , Time Out
"While Lee is a skillful director, he's also more coldly analytical than emotional, and it is not his style to get us to feel for this woman as much as we should."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"While it's often quite funny, Spike Lee's newest is really a surprisingly vivid dramatic study of an aspiring actress in moonlighting hell."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Girl 6, the story of a girl and her stint in the phone sex biz, is a sloppy and problematic film, no diggity."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Girl 6 is entertaining and at times quite funny. But about halfway through it seems to run out of ideas."
‑ , Boxoffice Magazine
"Lee's never been too hip to women's perspectives, and in Girl 6, he proves that marriage, maturity and 10 years of filmmaking haven't substantially corrected his blind spot."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Lee draws his lines between fantasy and reality without much confidence and with only a sketchy logic."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Lee is back to his independent roots, doesn't have an axe to grind and just enjoys playing with the camera and letting the actors, especially Randle, do the right thing."
‑ , Film4
"Just a slightly amusing timepasser."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Spike Lee has been erratic at best, misogynist occasionally, but Girl 6 hits a new low."
‑ Leslie Rigoulot, Film Scouts
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