Fake Fur Is Growing on Me


1h 41m 1991

Brief Synopsis

A laconic British model, Frankie, arrives in an off-edge New York City on the crest of acclaim as the new face in an oblique world of haute couture. Her maverick agent, James, is busy setting her career on a path through the exploitation of third-world fabrics in a new line called "Homeless Couture"

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Virago Films
Distribution Company
Dathanna International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

A laconic British model, Frankie, arrives in an off-edge New York City on the crest of acclaim as the new face in an oblique world of haute couture. Her maverick agent, James, is busy setting her career on a path through the exploitation of third-world fabrics in a new line called "Homeless Couture" by the flamboyant designer Ponce. Beneath the glossy veneer of the model's life, a network of underground kinspeople illuminates a different reality, connecting Frankie with a homeless woman, Silvie, who turns out to be Frankie's long lost mother who harbors a dark secret about her daughter's past. Frankie's painful family reunion coincides with her agent's efforts to topple Frankie from her top-model status in his desire to find the next new face. Frankie's spiraling career and sanity takes her on a journey that forces her to shed an assumed fa├žade.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Virago Films
Distribution Company
Dathanna International
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1991

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 24 - October 3, 1991.

Began shooting 1988.

Completed shooting 1990.

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 24 - October 3, 1991.)