Film Comment - 11/01/1987
"...The hand-held, re-enacted reality format of KAMIKAZE HEARTS is a perfect vehicle for these compulsive exhibitionists..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/26/1991
"...Swift, complex and altogether challenging..."
Two female porn stars cling to each other sexually and use heroin as a shield against the gritty, abusive and male-dominated world of pornography. A bold documentary with narrative storytelling of the lesbian underground.
"Kamikaze Hearts" provocatively depicts a relationship between two lesbian drug addicts. By blending cinema verite and docu-drama, Juliet Bashore's one-of-a-kind entry mines the raw material in this love story about porn star Sharon Mitchell and her sometime producer Tina "Tigr" Mennett. What unfolds is an uncommon peek at the underground "adult film industry." Moreover, viewers see two unusual women who buck the traditional ways of a male-dominated society through wholly unconventional, if self-destructive, means.