In Character: Jami Gertz in Less Than Zero, 1987

Unlike the original character in Less Than Zero, the Bret Easton Ellis novel about rich, disaffected youth in the early 80’s, the Jami Gertz version of Blair was raven haired, ruby lipped and wore what I’m guessing was a lot of Azzedine Alaïa. The kind of girl who gets in to all the right parties and all the right places but would rather be somewhere else.

Clay: “Are you happy Blair? You don’t look happy. Blair: “But do I look good?

Less than Zero 1987, directed by Marek Kanievska, starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr and James Spader

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