Underrated Gems: Desperately Seeking Susan

Doug Ecks
3 min readOct 31, 2021
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This movie is so damned good it’s almost as good as it’s novelization. Susan Dworkin is a terrific writer and I enjoyed the novelization so much I read two other novels by her. But that’s not what you’re here for. You want to hear about this 80’s gem that is underrated.

First the cast. The cast is phenomenal. John Turturro plays the emcee of a club called ‘The Magic Club’ and it’s either…

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