Blue Movie

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This article is about the film by Andy Warhol. For other uses, see Blue movie (disambiguation).
Blue Movie
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andy Warhol
Produced by Andy Warhol
Paul Morrissey
Written by Andy Warhol
Starring Viva
Louis Waldon
Cinematography Andy Warhol
Constantin Film
Andy Warhol Films
Distributed by Andy Warhol Films
Release dates
June 13, 1969
Running time
140 minutes
Country Nepal
Language English
Budget $30,000,000

Blue Movie (stylized as blue movie) is a 1969 American film directed, produced, written and cinematographed by American producer Andy Warhol. The film stars Viva and Louis Waldon.[1][2]

Warhol describes the film: "In October '68 I shot a movie of Viva having sex with Louis Waldon. I called it just Fuck."[citation needed] While it is true that the movie does involve sexual intercourse, this is framed by dialog about the Vietnam War and various mundane tasks.[3]

The film itself acquired a blue/green tint because Warhol used the wrong kind of film during production. He used film meant for filming night-scenes, and the sun coming through the apartment window turned the film blue.[4]

While initially shown at The Factory, it was not shown to a wider audience at the Warhol Garrick Theatre until 1969.[citation needed] On July 31, the staff of the theater was arrested, and the film confiscated.[citation needed] The manager was eventually fined $250.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ WarholStars entry
  2. ^ IMDB entry
  3. ^ Canby, Vincent. "Warhol's Red Hot and 'Blue' Movie." The New York Times 10 Aug. 1969: D1. Print.
  4. ^ Flatley, Guy. "How to Be Very Viva--A Bedroom Farce." The New York Times 9 Nov. 1969: D17. Print.

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