Women in Revolt

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Women in Revolt
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaul Morrissey
Written byPaul Morrissey
Produced byAndy Warhol
StarringCandy Darling
Jackie Curtis
Holly Woodlawn
CinematographyPaul Morrissey
Edited byPaul Morrissey
Music byJohn Cale
Release date
  • December 1971 (1971-12)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

Women in Revolt is a 1971 American satirical film produced by Andy Warhol and directed by Paul Morrissey.[1] The film stars Jackie Curtis, Candy Darling, and Holly Woodlawn, three trans women and superstars of Warhol's Factory scene.[2] Jane Forth and Penny Arcade also appear in the film, with soundtrack music by John Cale.[3]

This film is notable as the last with Warhol behind the camera. During production from 1970 to 1971, Jackie Curtis insisted that Warhol shoot the film, or she threatened to leave the project. The film satirizes the Women's Liberation Movement, and alludes to Valerie Solanas and the SCUM Manifesto.[1]


Holly and Jackie form a small group of "women's libbers". They convince Candy, a wealthy socialite who has an incestous relationship with her brother, to join them at their meetings. The group needs Candy's membership to bring money and "glamour" to their cause.


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  1. ^ a b Pyne, Mollie (July 14, 2017). "Women in Revolt, Andy Warhol's Satire on Women's Liberation". Another Magazine. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  2. ^ McLeod, Kembrew (October 22, 2018). "The Genderqueer Tale of "Take a Walk on the Wild Side"'s Jackie Curtis". New York. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
  3. ^ Ghrist, Taylor (November 24, 2015). "Happy Birthday, Candy Darling! Her 5 Most Iconic Moments". Out. Retrieved August 22, 2020.

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