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Trash (a.k.a "Andy Warhol's Trash") is a 1970 American film directed and written by Paul Morrissey.

The movie stars Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn and Jane Forth. Dallesandro had previously starred in several other Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey films such as The Loves of Ondine, Lonesome Cowboys and Flesh and was Morrissey's preferred leading man.

Holly Woodlawn makes her screen debut in this film for which she received many accolades; director George Cukor famously instigated a write-in campaign to have Holly nominated for an Academy Award which unfortunately didn't materialize.

Jane Forth, a 17-year-old model, also makes her debut in this film. She would shortly afterwards appear on the cover of Look magazine. The film also features other Warhol superstars such as Andrea Feldman and Geri Miller.

The movie deals with, inter alia, the mundane nature of drug addiction when viewed from a certain perspective. Although interpretations are always subjective, it can be argued that "Trash" is an 'anti-heroin' movie. The damage the drug does to the characters is plain to see.

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