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Seeking the Truth of Girls in "Girls Town"

A discussion with two of the makers of the feminist film "Girls Town," Jim McKay, the co-writer and director, and Lili Taylor, the lead. Taylor plays Patti Lucci, an abused teen mother who struggles to understand the suicide of her friend, Nikki. Patti and her two best friends learn that Nikki killed herself because she was raped--they then boldly confront the man who did it. Taylor recently starred in the film version of "I Shot Andy Warhol;" McKay got his start shooting music videos for REM. "Girls Town" is his first feature film.


Other segments from the episode on August 15, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 15, 1996: Interview with Thomas McKenna; Interview with Jim McKay and Lili Taylor.


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