(Andy Warhol, 1964).
Andy Warhol's first talkie, based on an idea by Ronald Tavel (and the then current Jean Harlow revival), features Mario Montez as a banana-eating odalisque, with Tavel and two confreres discussing Hollywood stars somewhere off-screen. The image is stark, the sound is nearly inaudible, the template was established: Harlot is as much object as movie.
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