Lionsgate recently announced a new special-edition DVD release of Abel Ferrara's masterwork, Bad Lieutenant. Starring Harvey Keitel as a New York cop with more than just the usual bad habits, the film is a fascinating crawl through the gutter of despair. The script was written by Ferrara and Zoë Lund, who'd previously starred in Ferrara's Ms .45.
Before her 1999 death, Zoë Lund, (nee Tamerlis) was beautiful, talented, willful, addicted, and brilliant. Her ex-husband, Robert Lund, maintains a website as tribute to her, and it's worth clicking around to read various interviews with her, and Ferrara's interviews about her. She also did a little journalism, notably a tour of Julian Schnabel's loft for House and Garden.
Lund's the thinking man's cult figure. She died in Paris, tragically young, but she left a legacy of social activism, a novel, film scripts, her films, and some great photos. Her husband, director Edouard De Laurot, took this one in Paris in the 80s.