Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills is a 1989 American black comedy film co-written and directed by Paul Bartel. The film re-unites Bartel with his Eating Raoul co-stars Mary Woronov and Robert Beltran. It also stars Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Ed Begley Jr., Wallace Shawn, Paul Mazursky, and Rebecca Schaeffer. Actress Rebecca Schaeffer was murdered shortly after the movie's release.
Recently widowed Clare, a former television sitcom star, invites her next-door neighbor Lisabeth to stay with her while Lisabeth's house is fumigated. Lisabeth's brother Peter, a playwright, arrives with his new bride To-Bel, an African-American woman. To-Bel had a fling in Hawaii with Howard, Lisabeth's ex-husband, who shows up unexpectedly and begs Lisabeth to take him back. (To-Bel who had no idea she slept with Lisabeth's ex-husband before marrying her brother describes the coincidence as "a freaky little act of God.")
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|producer||James C. Katz|
|productionCompany||North Street Pictures|
|theme||black comedy chicano independent lgbt-related satirical|