Directed by Bette Gordon • 1998 • United States
Starring Deborah Kara Unger, Eric Lloyd, Terry Kinney
Bette Gordon’s follow-up to her groundbreaking feminist noir VARIETY is a hallucinatory erotic thriller that is no less subversive. Deborah Kara Unger stars as an unnamed hustler who seduces and robs gullible men while crisscrossing the country with her ten-year-old son, Phillip (Eric Lloyd). The curiously possessive boy grows accustomed to this outlaw life on the road, but his world is turned upside-down when his menacing father (Jamey Sheridan) reappears to take his place at the head of the deteriorating family. Suddenly, Phillip’s Oedipal dream turns into a nightmare.