The story centers on Zoe, a woman in a perfectly quaint marriage. Zoe and her husband
(Boris Kodjoe) are busy raising three children while devoted to their careers. However,
it’s not enough to fulfill all of Zoe's desires as she soon finds herself satisfying
her addiction to sleeping with other men, which puts her on a dangerous path that
may cost not only her relationship but her life as well.
Filmmaker Shirley Clarke ("The Connection") directs this powerful, stark semi-documentary
look at the horrors of Harlem ghetto slum life filled with drugs, violence, human
misery, and a sense of despair due to the racial prejudices of American society.
Interview with Jason Holliday aka Aaron Payne, house boy, would be cabaret performer,
and self proclaimed hustler giving one man's gin-soaked pill-popped, view of what
it was like to be coloured and gay in 1960's America.
Remy is a medical student who has a flair for making his patients comfortable. His
genuine concern for the patients in his charge marks him as a hot prospect in his
internship program. Pamela works at a children's book publishing company. The two
meet via Pamela's brother, who is also Remy's good friend. They fall in love and
get an apartment in the East Village of New York. Soon after, the couple begins to
indulge in speed and barbiturates. They become heavily addicted. Remy is thrown out
of medical school and Pamela quits her job. Remy soon finds himself in debt with
the local dealer, Stutter, who introduces his customer to heroin as a revenge for
his late bill. Pamela faces the prospect of getting sober at her brother's clinic,
but must leave behind a destitute Remy in order to do it.
This inept, semi-psychedelic Italian drug film stars Carlo De Mejo as Dr. John, a
professor who is terribly upset that one of his students, (Alex Rebar) is a drug
addict. Fearing embarrassment to the university, Dr. John and his nerdy prize pupil
(Eugene Pomero) get Rebar out to his house in the country. It's all a trick to get
him off of heroin, but in the process Rebar gets Dr. John's pretty wife (Ewa Aulin)
hooked on the drug as well. John eavesdrops on Rebar, taunting him mercilessly until
the crazed addict ties himself to a bed in order to deal with his harrowing withdrawal