Why is it that big stars usually follow up their most critically acclaimed work with seriously low-brow entertainment? Natalie Portman’s first post–Black Swan role is opposite Ashton Kutcher. Comic-book adaptation queen Halle Berry never bounced back from her Oscar. And after charming Elvis and stopping the show in 1964’s Viva Las Vegas, the fiery-haired chanteuse Ann-Margret went on to star in Douglas Heyes’s camp thriller Kitten With a Whip. Ann-Margret plays a deranged teenager who imprisons a man in his suburban home with threats of a rape accusation. Who better than the king of camp himself, John Waters, to introduce tonight’s screening?

Fri., Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 26, 2011

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