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I, a Man

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I, a Man
Directed byPaul Morrissey
Andy Warhol
Tom Baker
Valerie Solanas
Ingrid Superstar
Ultra Violet
Release date
  • August 24, 1967 (1967-08-24)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States

I, a Man is a 1967 American erotic drama film written, directed and filmed by Andy Warhol. It debuted at the Hudson Theatre in New York City on August 25, 1967.[1] The film depicts the main character, played by Tom Baker, in a series of sexual encounters with eight women.[1] Warhol created the movie as a response to the popular erotic Scandinavian film I, a Woman, which had opened in the United States in October 1966.[2]



The film featured several of Warhol Superstars from his studio The Factory:

Warhol gave Solanas a part in the film for $25 and as compensation for a script she had given to Warhol called Up Your Ass, which he had lost.[3] Solanas later attempted to kill Warhol by shooting him. According to a 2004 biography of Jim Morrison, Morrison agreed to appear in the film opposite Nico, but later backed out of it and instead sent his friend Tom Baker to the production shoot.[4]



Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times wrote the film was "not dirty, or even funny, or even anything but a very long and pointless home movie", and described it as "an elaborate, deliberately boring joke".[5] Howard Thompson in his review for the New York Times wrote: "The nudity is no match for the bareness of the dialogue's drivel and the dogged tone of waste and ennui that pervade the entire film".[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Howard (August 25, 1967). "I a Man (1967) The Screen: Andy Warhol's 'I, a Man' at the Hudson". New York Times. p. 28. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ Thomas, Kevin (August 9, 2001). "Sadness and Humor From Warhol". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  3. ^ Bockris, Victor (1989). The life and death of Andy Warhol. New York: Bantam Books. p. 272. ISBN 9780553057089.
  4. ^ Davis, Stephen (2004). Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend. Gotham Books. pp. 149–50. ISBN 9781101218273.
  5. ^ Ebert, Roger (August 1, 1968). "I, A Man". Reviews. rogerebert.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014.