Without Air (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The self-destructive spiral of a young woman's life provides the basis of this provocative drama shot in the rundown quarters of Memphis, TN. The story is based on the former life of Lauri Crook, who plays the lead, Shay. As the film opens, Shay is seen hitchhiking and fending off a horny driver. Later she has an argument with "Radio," her boyfriend, in their grimy apartment. Radio is a depressive sort, and together they shoot up and feel sorry for themselves. Shay earns a little money dancing in a strip club late at night. But for Harry, a black trumpeter, she has no real friends. Following work, she and another dancer take a drug dealer back to a motel to exchange sex for drugs. Radio wanders the streets looking for her. When she finally comes home, an argument ensues; after much yelling and many tears, they make up and Shay's day begins again. It is exactly the same as the last.



addiction, boyfriend, dance [art], decadence, depression, drugs, hitchhiker, music, sexual-harassment, stripper