GenresDrama, Experimental film CountryUnited States
Andy Warhol Release dateAugust 24, 1967 (1967-08-24) DirectorsAndy Warhol, Paul Morrissey CastTom Baker (Himself), Valerie Solanas (Herself), Ingrid Superstar (Herself), Nico (Herself), Ultra Violet, Ivy Nicholson Similar moviesBitter Moon, Lolita, Castle Freak, Caged Women in Purgatory, Giulia, Lawn Dogs
I, a Man (1967) is an 1967 American film written, directed and photographed by Andy Warhol. The film depicts the main character, played by Tom Baker, in a series of sexual encounters with eight women. Warhol created the movie as a response to the popular erotic Scandinavian film I, a Woman (1965) which had opened in the United States in October 1966.
The film featured several of Warhol Superstars from his studio The Factory.
Tom Baker as Tom
Cynthia May as Girl in Kitchen
Nico as Girl with TV
Ingrid Superstar as Girl on Table
Stephanie Graves as Girl in Penthouse
Valerie Solanas as Girl on Staircase
Bettina Coffin as Last Girl
Warhol gave Solanas a part in the film for $25 and as compensation for a script she had given to Warhol called Up Your Ass, which he had lost. Solanas later attempted to kill Warhol by shooting him. According to a 2004 biography of Jim Morrison, Morrison agreed to appear in the film opposite Nico, but later backed out of it and instead sent his friend Tom Baker to the production shoot.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times wrote the film was "not dirty, or even funny, or even anything but a very long and pointless home movie," and described it as "an elaborate, deliberately boring joke." Howard Thompson in his review for the New York Times wrote "The nudity is no match for the bareness of the dialogue's drivel and the dogged tone of waste and ennui that pervade the entire film."