Lipstick
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Lipstick is a cheap exploitation film pretending to make a social statement about rape and revenge. Chris (Margaux Hemingway), a fashion model is raped by Gordon Stuart (Chris Sarandon) her sister's music teacher. When he tries to rape her sister Kathy (Mariel Hemingway), Chris kills him. She is tried for the crime and defended by Carla Bondi (Anne Bancroft). Margaux Hemingway, in her film debut, is dreadful, giving a wooden performance which is only matched by that of the usually interesting Chris Sarandon. Despite some discussion of this film by feminist film critics, its only saving… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...a pervasively uneven drama/thriller that is, for the most part, simply too slow for its own good..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Lamont Johnson buys wholesale into scripter David Rayfiel's dissection of the fine line between image and reality."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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