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Classic Movie Trailer: Andy Warhol’s Heat

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 3, 2011

Everybody wants Joe. In the Paul Morrissey directed Heat from 1972, Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro plays an ex-child star who now sleeps around to get by in Hollywood. Among his conquests is an aging actress, Sally (Sylvia Myles), whose glamorous heyday has long passed her by. While she wants to help Joe attain his dreams, her goodwill may be undone by her psychotic, potentially lesbian daughter Jessie (Andrea Feldman).

This was the third film in Morrissey’s so-called “trash trilogy” that also included the films Flesh (1968) and Trash (1970). All three films, plus the Andy Warhol directed Lonesome Cowboys (1968) will be screening as part of a Dallesandro retrospective at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival on August 19-28.