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High Art (1998)

R | | Drama, Romance | 12 June 1998 (USA)
A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.

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Storyline

Syd, who lives with her boyfriend James, goes to complain to her neighbor about the leak in the ceiling. Her neigbor is photographer Lucy Berliner and Syd starts to fall in love with her. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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a story of ambition, sacrifice, seduction and other career moves.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, pervasive drug use and language | See all certifications »

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12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szerelem művészete  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$47,499 (USA) (12 June 1998)

Gross:

$1,929,168 (USA) (11 September 1998)
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Trivia

The character of Lucy Berliner (Ally Sheedy) was based on Nan Goldin's life and work. See more »

Quotes

[Her come-on line to Syd]
Lucy: I want to get high with you.
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Referenced in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

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Hot Gazpacho
Written by Craig Wedren
Performed by Shudder to Think
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good movie period, not good lesbian movie
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been reading a lot of the comments about this movie, and i've seen it probably 3 or more times. Yet most of the comments seem to establish it as just a lesbian movie. I don't believe that. I am a lesbian yet that has nothing to do with what i think about the movie, and the same goes for the characters. Syd falls in love with Lucy but i don't see is as her "coming out as a lesbian". She's opening up to new feelings, and it just happens to be with a woman who is in a disastrous relationship already. Yet the movie itself grasps the inner depths of the characters. All the scenes seem to fold perfectly amongst each other, the subject of photography probably had something to do with it giving it a more symbiotic meaning to the story. This movie was great and every time i watch it i am left with a serene complacent feeling, even though the ending wasn't as expected.


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