HHHH1/2 "This movie has sexy chicks, campiness to spare and a rockin' soundtrack. First-time filmmaker
Katrina Del Mar has put together a really fun, energized little movie that takes its low budget constraints and
turns them into strengths. The film looks (and sounds) gritty, which suits the material perfectly. And with a cast
that includes Runaways cofounder Kari Krome and Kembra Pfahler of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black--
"Gang Girls 2000" is everything you could want in an indie flick and more".
Four and a half stars- Chris Parcellin, Film Threat
"Katrina del Mar's 27 minute GANG GIRLS 2000 makes a powerful companion piece; a fiction about girl gangs
(the Ponies, Glitter Girls), it depicts their antics (mostly fighting and kissing each other) by mixing black and
white with color and clear close ups with fuzzier shots, edited with an excellent sense of rhythm and the erotic
possibilities of brief close up images of a whip or a pair of lips. It's light and humorous, a fantasy that moves
from violence to sex rather than vice versa, drawing its energy not from single objects or figures but from
connections between editing, speech rhythms, and character and camera movement."
- The Chicago Reader
"....Far more fun was East Village photographer Katrina del Mar's S8-to-video short, GANG GIRLS 2000, a
vivid, sexy, and pretty witty account of the causes and effects of a Coney Island grrrl-rumble."
"Festival Wrap-Ups (CUFF)"- Peter Hall, New York Film & Video Monitor
A Festival Makes the Experimental Accessible (MIX 13) "...The true winner is GANG GIRLS 2000 by Katrina
del Mar. It appears Ms. Del Mar is the lesbian stepchild of Kenneth Anger. She does her spiritual step-dad
mighty proud with this 20-minute opus to grrrl gangs." -aaron krach, LGNY Film
"....Rock n Roll is back in a big way. So why can't indie films get it right? Lucky for us, there are directors
whose work is truly "underground," far exceeding Indiewood in style, sexiness, adrenaline, humor and truth.
Take GANG GIRLS 2000, by Katrina del Mar, the story of the war between "the Sluts" and "the Glitter Girls."
This movie has dialogue that would make Russ Meyer blush. "That's a cute trick, little trick baby, but you glitter
bitches are gonna eat my red burning bush before I'm through, [Cherry, I'll cut] you!" Tough and unforgiving, it
made me want to go out and fuck shit up. Squid, from the Lunachicks, rules the Sluts, putting in a notably
nasty villain performance. There's an aggressive sexuality in these ladies that would make anyone cream their
jeans. Del Mar, known for her amazing photographs of Lower East Side freaks and rockers, builds on decades
of traditional James Dean archetypes and comes out with a girl rebel vision that is truly unique.." - Sarah Jacobson, IFC Rant
buy this film at katrinadelmar.com/plushcat.html