I, a Man

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I, a Man
Directed by Paul Morrissey
Andy Warhol
Starring Nico
Tom Baker
Valerie Solanas
Ingrid Superstar
Ultra Violet
Release dates
  • August 24, 1967 (1967-08-24)
Running time
99 min.
Country United States
Language English

I, a Man (1967) is an 1967 American film written, directed and photographed by Andy Warhol. 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 (1965) 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 had agreed to appear in this film opposite Nico, but the management of The Doors talked him out of it. Morrison then referred drinking buddy Tom Baker to Warhol.


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."[4] 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 Thompson, Howard (August 25, 1967). "I a Man (1967) The Screen: Andy Warhol's 'I, a Man' at the Hudson". New York Times. 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. 
  4. ^ Ebert, Roger (August 1, 1968). "I, A Man". Reviews. rogerebert.com. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

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