Poor Deborah Harry…or rather, poor Nicki, the character she played in David Cronenberg’s classic horror/science-fiction hybrid movie Videodrome back in 1983. The sexy star of radio and pop videos made her major motion-picture debut after a string of underground and independent film appearances and made a major impact playing Nicki Brand, a sadomasochistic psychiatrist and radio host. Her character becomes caught up in an investigation into a potentially dangerous illegal satellite TV station and disappears when she goes to Pitsburgh to audition for a sex and torture show being made and broadcast by the channel.
To find out what happens next you really need to go along to the SHIVERS Canadian Genre Film Festival on Sunday 20th May at the Roxy Bar & Screen in London! Videodrome is playing alongside a whole heap of other Canadian cult and exploitation flicks starting at 3pm!