Director: Paul Morrissey
Feature film | USA | 1981
96 min | Mono

36th Hof International Film Festival

A KGB agent travels to L.A. looking for Jane Fonda to help lead the revolution. He jumps ship just before dock and swims ashore to find a group of people living in an abandoned building, some selling junk at the local flea market, others selling their bodies. The East German has no luck finding Jane Fonda so instead decides to live the American Way of Life for a while, donning Soccer jersey’s and developping a need for a Mercedes.

Failing spectacularly, he follows a hooker’s advice and tries out at an audition at Madame Wang’s, a restaurant where Punk bands get their start. His show to the tune of guitar grinding is so convincing the owner, Madame Wang, approves …