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Who's The Top?

22 min.
Year of Production:
Marin Hinkle
Brigitte Bako
Steve Buscemi
Maureen Angelos
Shelly Mars
Production Company:
Ow! Productions
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Short Film

Gwen loves Alixe and has every reason to be happy with her except that Alixe, a young poet, often seems distracted. At times like these Alixe is either dreaming of Cymon Blank, a dark poet and adventurer, or her mind is drifting away to certain leather-clad girl gangs. When Alixe sets off for San Francisco to interview Cymon, Gwen starts to worry – with good reason... Making use of two dozen Broadway dancers - male and female - the film tries to provide musical answers to the question of what is more arousing: sexual adventure or erotic fantasy.

BIOGRAFIE Jennie Livingston

Jennie Livingston studied English literature at Yale University, she then attended film courses in New York and worked as a photographer and writer. Her first film as a director was the documentary, PARIS IS BURNING. This film received awards at numerous festivals, including a “Teddy” at the 1991 Berlinale. Since then she has also worked as a film curator and lecturer

FILMOGRAFIE Jennie Livingston (selection)

2004 Who's The Top?  1990 Paris Is Burning 

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