Category Archives: Lesbian Representation

Nicky and Pammy’s blood oath: NYC, pre-HIV

In my previous post, I alluded — again! — to one of the many sites of loss in Times Square. Pamela (Trini Alvarado) has awoken to find Nicky (Robin Johnson) gone. The shot reverses to reveal Pamela’s viewpoint: Nicky’s now-empty … Continue reading

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Times Square press kit photographs: Nicky and Pammy (1981)

This post is my final in the series of Times Square press kit photographs. I do not have individual slips for these 1981 photographs, but this is the general promotional description of the film: Times Square, a contemporary drama with … Continue reading

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Times Square press kit photographs: Nicky and Pammy (1980)

“TS-61-14 Trini Alvarado as Pamela Pearl and Robin Johnson as Nicky Marotta become minor media celebrities when their bizarre runaway escapades are reported on radio by an all-night disc jockey in Times Square.” © 1980 Associated Film Distribution “TS-82-30 Robin … Continue reading

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Poem for Pamela Pearl

(“now I write endless letters endless poems hoping the magic will happen again hoping my lovers will come back to me but all that happens is they never leave me and they never even read what I write” Mary Fallon, … Continue reading

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I heart Robin Johnson

Consider this post my birthday card to Robin Johnson. In an interview on DIS, A.L. Steiner and A.K. Burns discuss their queer feminist “film installation” / “sociosexual video” , Community Action Center (2010). Asked to “describe feminist fashion,” Steiner and … Continue reading

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Kamikaze Hearts in The Cleo Club

Pamela Pearl (Trini Alvarado)’s place of employ in Times Square, the Cleo Club, certainly has its sartorial splendour. As Magazine Machine writes, “Why can’t all strip clubs be like this one instead of a cheesy lucite heeled den of broken … Continue reading

Posted in Allan Moyle, Cultural Geography, Cultural Studies, Fandom, film theory / review, Lesbian Representation, Nicole "Nicky" Marotta, Pamela "Pammy" Pearl, Popular Culture, Queer Spectatorship, Robin Johnson, Times Square (1980) movie, Times Square (location), Trini Alvarado | 10 Comments

Pamela Pearl is a RIOT GRRRL!

It is one hundred years since International Women’s Day was first celebrated, and today is International Women’s Day! In a wonderful article commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of Times Square‘s release, Ben Schulman writes in Venus, “Most impressive about the film … Continue reading

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Nicky + Pammy / White Girl + Cyclona: Times Square / Freeway II

In the commentary track on the Anchor Bay release of Times Square, Robin Johnson laments that the film is one of the few “where you have two female characters being the leads, and coming out in any way, shape, or … Continue reading

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