Kamikaze Hearts (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Juliet Bashore
Available Date : 09/13/2022
Release Year : 1986
Running Time : 77 mins
UPC : 738329259860
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Subject : LGBTQ, Gender & Sexuality, Women Filmmakers, Women's Studies
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MSRP: $29.95
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Alternately distressing, instructive, contestable, and fascinating, Juliet Bashore’s quasi-documentary plunge into the 1980s porn industry takes an unsparing look at issues of misogyny, drug abuse, and exploitation via the story of two women—the naive newcomer Tigr and her partner, the magnetic, imperious porn veteran Sharon Mitchell — caught in a toxic romance.

By turns mesmerizing and unsettling, Kamikaze Hearts is both a fascinating record of pre-gentrification San Francisco’s X-rated underground and an intense, searing love story. The film offers a disturbing glimpse of the modification of bodies, feelings, and lives. New restoration!

Product Extras :

Documentary on the making of the film and its enduring legacy, featuring actors Sharon Mitchell and Howie Gordon, author and critic Susie Bright, sexologist Annie Sprinkle, artist Beth Stephens, and director Juliet Bashore

Audio commentary by director Juliet Bashore, actors Sharon Mitchell, Jon Martin and Howie Gordon, and performance artist Shelly Mars

Crash (1990), a short film by Juliet Bashore

Original trailer

2022 Re-release trailer

Publish Date : 2022-06-28
  • Juliet Bashore - Director
  • Tigr Mennett - Actor
  • Sharon Mitchell - Actor
  • Jon Martin - Actor
  • Sparky Vasque - Actor
  • Jerry Abrahms - Actor


“Swift, complex and altogether challenging. A tempestuous, non-fiction love story. A wry sense of humor and compassion.”

“Alternately distressing, instructive, contestable, and fascinating. A disturbing glimpse of the modification of bodies, feelings, and lives.”

“No taboos left to break. Only the camera, with verité charm, trembles during kisses here.”

“Vibrant, gritty, enthralling.”


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