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      Girl 6

      R 1996 1 hr. 47 min. Drama List
      39% 36 Reviews Tomatometer 36% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Trying to make it in the acting world, a young black woman (Theresa Randle) resorts to working as a phone sex operator to pay the bills. Called Girl 6 by her new employer, she finds her work oddly fulfilling and starts getting attached to one caller, Bob (Peter Berg). While dealing with various personal problems -- such as her thief ex-husband (Isaiah Washington) wanting her back -- Girl 6 comes to the dangerous realization that it's easier to live in her fantasy work life than her real life. Read More Read Less
      Girl 6

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      Girl 6 has a compelling star, a Prince soundtrack, and Spike Lee's vivid style - and, unfortunately, a story that's never as compelling or insightful as it needs to be.

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      Audience Member Unemployed actress takes on a phone sex job in this amusing but flawed dramedy from Spike Lee. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member first movie I've seen dealing with then 'new' thang-phone sex Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked this movie a lot. Also just good to see such a diverse cast and so many cameos! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Messy and uninteresting despite a fine soundtrack by Prince Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a very average Joint as nothing really happens in the form of true plot points. It's a about an aspiring actress who finds talents in the phone sex business. Problem is nothing really happens besides that? No real big plot ordeals or challenges in the film. It's just a Woman who works as a sex operator and we see very little insight to more in her life. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member 76% "This movie is gonna be big, bigger then big, huge, the greatest romantic African American film ever made. Directed by me, of course, told by the point of view, of a African American woman."-Director #1 N.Y. "Q.T." (Quentin Tarantino) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Susan Stark Detroit News Rated: 2/4 Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Todd McCarthy Variety [Randle] holds the film together as best she can with her luminous presence and dignity, but can't supply the lacking subtext, past history and motivation. Sep 23, 2008 Full Review Time Out There's something refreshing about the film's reckless proximity to anarchy, the stylishly imaginative cinematography and lusciously exorbitant Prince soundtrack, even if it does ring hollow when Lee tries to get serious on us. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault Not one of Lee’s best, but better than most critics claimed. Worth seeing just to catch Spike as George Jefferson. Rated: C Sep 1, 2022 Full Review Kevin Heard Call and Post (Cleveland) Just when you thought that director Spike Lee was beginning to be predictable with his movie subject matter, he reshuffles the deck and pulls a wild card from his sleeve. Mar 29, 2022 Full Review Jas Keimig The Stranger (Seattle, WA) Though featuring classic Lee-missteps-a bloated third act, heavy moralizing around Black women's sexualities-the real lynchpin in Girl 6 is Randle. Jan 5, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Trying to make it in the acting world, a young black woman (Theresa Randle) resorts to working as a phone sex operator to pay the bills. Called Girl 6 by her new employer, she finds her work oddly fulfilling and starts getting attached to one caller, Bob (Peter Berg). While dealing with various personal problems -- such as her thief ex-husband (Isaiah Washington) wanting her back -- Girl 6 comes to the dangerous realization that it's easier to live in her fantasy work life than her real life.
      Director
      Spike Lee
      Executive Producer
      Jon Kilik
      Screenwriter
      Suzan-Lori Parks
      Production Co
      Fox Searchlight, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 25, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.6M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo