“BAD” MEANS TO BEWILDER THE AUDIENCE BY PRESENTING, WITHOUT MORAL COMMENT AND WITH A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF GLEE, A PICTURE OF AN ABSOLUTELY ROTTEN SOCIETY.
Andy Warhol's Bad
A staple of the 70s independent cinema movement, Andy Warhol’s Bad is one of those legendary lost films of the period and sits with Flesh, Trash and Heat as a true pop-culture classic – and boy has it been hard to find.
But it’s here and so is Hazel’s all-woman hit squad in the last film produced by Warhol prior to his death.
Hazel (Carroll Baker) runs an electrolysis salon but she has to make ends meet. Using the salon as a front, the gang’s activities go almost unnoticed in the growing violence of New York. As the film unfolds we find things becoming a strangely soap-operatic “send-up of America the absurd” as the New York Times from the period observed.
Andy Warhol’s Bad is a true moment in time and is pure and simple one of those films you need to say you’ve seen as are all of Warhol’s films.