The New Women

The New Women

Director: Todd Hughes Cast: Mary Woronov, Jaime Tolbert, Sandra Kinder

DVD (Black & White / Letterbox)


The women of a suburban town are suddenly forced to live without men in a feminist comedy that parodies the mood and look of '50s sci-fi thrillers. Lisa LaStrada (Mary Woronov) is a seemingly happy housewife in the quiet desert community of Lacuna. But looks can be deceiving, and not all is well in the LaStrada household; Lisa's husband, Jay (Michael White), the local sheriff, is having an affair with her friend Virginia (Roma Maffia). Lisa's sister, Janet (Jaime Tolbert), has problems of her own, running her grocery delivery business and propping up her marriage to Steve (Matt North). One day, a bizarre lightning storm hits Lacuna, and the next morning, while the women wake up, all the men in the community appear to be in a comatose state. Soon it appears that every man in America has fallen into a deep sleep, and no one can wake them, and the women of Lacuna discover they have wildly different reactions to this crisis -- some are lost without their husbands, some are perfectly happy getting to know one another better, while a few ponder the future of the human race without men, who may never wake up again. The New Women also stars Sandra Kinder, Jane Ray, Amy Hill, Jenny Shimizu, and Cheryl Dunye.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2003
UPC: 0631008055398
Original Release: 2001
Rating: NR
Source: Ariztical
Presentation: [B&W, Letterbox]
Time: 1:29:00

Special Features

Widescreen (1.85:1); Theatrical trailer; Deleted scenes; Behind the scenes gallery; Audio commentary by Mary Woronov, Todd Hughes, P. David Ebersole and Cary Berger; Soundtrack album & music only option; Sundance Channel & Pridevision TV promo features

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary Woronov Lisa LaStrada
Jaime Tolbert Janet
Sandra Kinder Actor
Gill Gayle Actor
Amy Hill Actor
Jenny Shimizu Actor
Cheryl Dunye Actor
Michael White Jay LaStrada
Roma Maffia Virginia
Matthew North Steve
Jane Ray Actor
Tracy Reiner Actor
Mary Scheer Actor
Thea Constantine Actor

Technical Credits
Todd Hughes Director,Screenwriter
Larra Anderson Cinematographer
Cary Berger Score Composer
P. David Ebersole Co-producer,Screenwriter
Daniel Gabbe Editor
Ed Nachtrieb Producer
Kim Pesenti Co-producer
Anna Noelle Rockwell Production Designer
John Schliesser Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:56]
2. Welcome to Lacuna [3:20]
3. Trouble in Paradise [2:45]
4. First Barbeque [4:08]
5. Pot Luck [4:08]
6. Cat Fight [3:05]
7. It's Raining, It's Pouring [2:05]
8. The Big Sleep [4:12]
9. Second Barbeque [4:26]
10. Town Hall [8:36]
11. She's the Sheriff [4:55]
12. High Noon [1:54]
13. It's Positive [1:21]
14. "Come to Elysium" [3:10]
15. Hit the Road [2:45]
16. Phaedra and Lemongrass [3:19]
17. Meet Gaia [5:02]
18. The New Women [3:27]
19. Biker Chicks From Hell [8:44]
20. Elysium [3:08]
21. Nightmare [2:56]
22. Escape [4:22]
23. Epilogue [2:19]
24. End Titles [2:38]

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