Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Steven Soderbergh (director, screenwriter)
James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Leading Artists Inc., 1988. Second Draft script for the 1989 film.

Director and screenwriter Steven Soderbergh's directorial debut, and a landmark of independent cinema. A languid, provocative chamber piece exploring intimacy and desire revolving around a husband, John, his wife, Ann, Ann's sister, Cynthia, and John's old drifter friend, Graham, who use Graham's own peculiar fetish, videotape, to mediate their feelings.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Winner of the Palme d'Or, making Soderbergh the youngest director to receive the prize.

Set and shot on location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

White untitled Outlaw Production wrappers. Title page present, dated 21 FEB 88, noted as second draft, with credits for screenwriter Steven Soderberg. 95 leaves, with last page of text numbered 94. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three gold brads.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 938.

[Book #158230]