2000, dir. Asia Argento
with Asia Argento, Jean Shepard and Selen.
91 min, 35mm
Asia Argento’s first feature-length directorial work, produced by her uncle Claudio, “Scarlet Diva” is a semi-autobiographical work exploring the life of an actress who is seen as a sex object as much as a serious actress. Following Anna Battista (Argento), a young actress struggles with abusive relationships, drug use, and a jetset lifestyle, “Scarlet Diva” gives an honest portrayal of the glamorous parties, awards shows, sleazy agents, and creepy fans that make up a celebrity lifestyle.