Newly restored lesbian classic captures an intense queer relationship in 1980s San Francisco underground porn scene.
Kino Lorber is pleased to present a New 2K restoration of Juliet Bashore’s underground lesbian classic, Kamikaze Hearts, starring Sharon Mitchell & Tigr. The film is available June 14 to rent or own early on Kino Now (PVOD), and available June 28 to rent or own on all major Digital/VOD platforms including Apple TV, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, and Kino Now.
Alternately instructive, contestable, and fascinating, Juliet Bashore’s quasi-documentary plunge into the 1980s porn industry takes an unsparing look at issues of misogyny, drug abuse, and exploitation via the story of two women – the naive newcomer Tigr and her partner, the magnetic, imperious porn veteran Sharon Mitchell – caught in a toxic romance. By turns mesmerizing and unsettling, Kamikaze Hearts is both a fascinating record of the pre-gentrification of San Francisco’s X-rated underground and an intense, searing love story.
The San Francisco Chronicle called it “Vibrant, gritty, enthralling.” Find out more here.