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Monday, April 13, 2009

Miss New Amerika

"In 1987 ABC broadcast the highly controversial miniseries AMERIKA, a bloated piece of late Cold War hysteria that was clearly out of place in the era of Mikhail Gorbachev and glasnost. ...
The premise of AMERIKA, which is set in 1997, is that the Soviet Union conquered the United States ten years earlier and that the country is now suffering under a brutal Red occupation. ...

Video clip added by drmilo.

Mariel Hemingway plays Kimberly Ballard, an American actress and singer who also happens to be the mistress of a Soviet colonel played by Sam Neill. But Hemingway’s character is conflicted over the occupation and circumvents her lover’s authority by moonlighting as a member of a guerrilla theater troupe that performs subversive sketches. One such sketch is a musical comedy number entitled “Miss New America” that must be seen to be believed. ..."

Read full entry over at Conelrad's: Miss New Amerika: Mariel Hemingway, 1987.