MS. 45
1981, Drafthouse Films, 80 min, USA, Dir: Abel Ferrara

Thana (Zoë Lund), a mute seamstress in the fashion industry in the heart of New York’s rotten Big Apple, has her world destroyed when she is assaulted twice in one day. Her innocence lost, she seeks vengeance and takes to the gritty streets, luring would-be rapists and criminal scumbags to their demise with a blast from her .45-caliber pistol.


SPECIAL EFFECTS
1984, Park Circus/MGM, 106 min, USA, Dir: Larry Cohen

Past-his-prime director Chris Neville (a very effective Eric Bogosian) kills an actress at his home while cameras roll; turning the footage into a movie, he casts the woman’s boyfriend in a role in order to frame him for the deed. Zoë Lund (MS. 45) shines in a dual role that looks at Hollywood with both allure and dread.


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