Serge Gainsbourg directed Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus, an arthouse-meets-trashploitation wild ride through 1970s America—part queer road movie, part gonzo romance. Warhol Superstar Joe Dallesandro stars as a gay garbage-truck driver who falls (kind of) for Jane Birkin’s tomboyish whistle-stop waitress, Johnny. But consummating the new relationship proves… problematic. Gainsbourg displays a striking visual dynamism via the freewheeling, fluid camerawork, while making the most of the infamously racy title track in this sexually delirious ode to America’s heartland, as seen by France’s most outré provocateur. Look out for a surprise appearance from Gérard Depardieu.
Originally released in 1976 the film gets a 4K restoration from Kino Lorber.
Jane Birkin is the inspiration for the iconic Hermes Birkin bag.