Karyn Kusama on

Blue Steel

Released 1989
Distributor MGM/UA Distribution Company

Kathryn Bigelow followed Near Dark with a gritty urban thriller also co-written by Eric Red. Jamie Lee Curtis is a rookie NYC policewoman who takes on psycho serial killer Wall Street trader Ron Silver. “It’s not the violence, per se, it’s the drama, with good, fleshed-out characters and a good story, that interests me,” she said at the time. “I’m interested in the art form. If I’m part of the action genre, then, well, I’m proud of that, and I love good action films. But I don’t focus on my work in this way.

About Karyn Kusama

Karyn Kusama wrote and directed her first feature film, Girlfight in 1999. Since then she has directed the science-fiction love story Aeon Flux, and the comedy-horror film Jennifer’s Body. She lives in Los Angeles.