Dir. Paul Morrissey, 1970
USA, 110 min.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 – 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 – 10:00 PM
Featuring Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Andrea Feldman and Geri Miller.
In TRASH, the second film in Paul Morrissey’s trilogy, Joe Dallesandro is a heroin addict and burglar who can’t get it up thanks to junk. Holly Woodlawn makes her screen debut as Joe’s sexually-frustrated girlfriend/roommate. Woodlawn collects garbage for their ratty basement room in the Lower East Side, tries to get welfare by faking a pregnancy and preys on a teenaged boy from the suburbs who stops in to buy some grass. Meanwhile, Joe breaks into Jane Forth’s upscale apartment and surprises her there, and she can’t wait to see a real live junkie shoot up.
Upon the release of TRASH, George Cukor (a Lower East Side native) petitioned the Academy to formally nominate Holly Woodlawn for best actress for her role in the film. Needless to say, this went nowhere.
Warning: contains scenes of actual IV drug use (and simulated overdose).