- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 2, 2012
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 06/01/1996
"...Inventive....Many amusing moments and a fine central performance..."
USA Today - 03/22/1996
Variety - 03/18/1996
"...An intriguing premise and an appealing lead performance by Theresa Randle..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/22/1996
"...In its star, Theresa Randle, Lee has a talented actress who can project the warmth, vulnerability and sensitivity needed for audience involvement..."
Spike Lee's GIRL 6 is a provocative examination of the world of phone sex and its effect on one of its purveyors: beautiful, black, aspiring actress (Theresa Randle) is at the end of her rope after having been bounced by both her agent and acting teacher. So she becomes Girl 6 at a family-like phone sex company, whispering kinky sweet nothings into the ears of men; some of the fantasies are dramatized by Lee. Girl 6 excels at her new job, so much so that she becomes addicted to it--and this could lead to serious trouble when she decides to meet one of her clients in person. Scripted by Suzan-Lori Parks, GIRL 6 blends fantasy and reality in typical Lee fashion, resulting in a work that is as much a comedy as a drama. A who's who of popular celebrities appear in supporting roles, including Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Berg, and Gretchen Mol, giving GIRL 6 an even greater visual punch. The film, colorfully photographed by Malik Hassan Sayeed, boasts a soundtrack written and performed by Prince, adding even more spunk--and funk--to the proceedings.
Director Spike Lee presents a fresh twist on the behind-the-scenes goings-on at a phone sex company from the point of view of a "nice" girl who just happens to be a favorite caller request. Problems arise, however, when Girl 6 gets too good at her job in this comedy-drama featuring music by Prince.
- Theatrical release: March 22, 1996.
- Filmed on location in New York City and Los Angeles.
- GIRL 6 grossed $4.9 million at the domestic box office.
- The film was shown out of competition at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.