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  • By Joey
    January 25, 2012
    05:16 PM

    There is no character called Amy in Chasing Amy though. It's Alyssa who says some of the things Susie Bright had been talking about. A bit of a stretch to say she's the basis for the character
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  • By Issa
    January 25, 2012
    05:31 PM

    Ah, drat, right you are about the character's name, we'll fix that. It's been a long time since I've seen it. While I don't think the plot was based on anything that happened to Susie, I get the sense that enough of the dialog came directly from her to say that she's the basis of the character. Her new memoir Big Sex, Little Death has a great section about her running into Bob Hawke for the first time in many years and asks her if she'd seen the film. She hadn't: "It's supposed to be about lesbians, right?" He replies, "Well, lesbians, not really. It's more about... you!" Anyway, I highly recommend the whole book, it's a great read.
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  • By vsister
    January 25, 2012
    05:37 PM

    I actually read in the booklet in the Criterion release of Chasing Amy that Alyssa (I suppose you mean her when you say "Amy"?) was based on Joey Lauren Adams, the actress who played the character, with whom Kevin Smith had a relationship around the time he wrote the script.
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  • By vsister
    January 25, 2012
    05:37 PM

    oh, didn't see that second comment!
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