Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills  

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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills is a black comedy released in 1989. Co-written and directed by Paul Bartel, Scenes re-unites Bartel with his Eating Raoul co-stars Mary Woronov and Robert Beltran. Scenes also stars Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Ed Begley, Jr., Wallace Shawn and Paul Mazursky.

Rebecca Schaeffer appeared in her first major feature film role in what many critics considered to be a breakout performance; however, she was murdered by an obsessed fan just six weeks after the film's release.

Mary Woronov was nominated for a 1990 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her role.

Plot summary

Clare Lipkin (Bisset) is a recent widow, dealing with everything from houseguest Lisabeth (Woronov), to Lisabeth's libidinous ex (Shawn) to family problems. She's also being haunted by the ghost of her recently deceased husband (Mazursky).

Lisabeth's houseboy Juan (Beltran) and Clare's chauffeur Frank (Sharkey) make a bet on which of them can seduce the other's employer first. The bisexual Frank puts up cash for the wager but if he wins he wants Juan to sleep with him. Juan wins the bet but claims that he lost and has sex with Frank anyway.




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