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Scarred (1983)

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A 16 year old girl turns to prostitution to support her baby and encounters a treacherous underworld of pimps, hookers and johns while doing her best to maintain her hopes and dignity.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Mayo ...
Ruby
Jackie Berryman ...
Carla
David Dean ...
Easy
L. Rico Richardson ...
Jojo (as Rico L. Richardson)
Debra Dion ...
Sandy (as Debbie Dion)
Lili ...
Rita
Randolph Pitts ...
First trick
Walter Klenhard ...
Last Trick
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Barber shop pimp (as Haskell Anderson)
Andre Waters ...
Barber shop pimp
Willie ...
Barber
Ed Pansullo ...
Porno Producer
Anne Gaybis ...
Movie Girl (as Annie Gaybis)
Tara Gable ...
Movie Girl
Alex Cox ...
Porno Stud
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Ruby Star is a runaway teenage mom facing many problems: a baby, no family and no job. When all else fails, she turns to prostitution in the streets of Hollywood and soon discovers a hierarchy of pimps and hookers who rule with iron fist and won't allow her to work as an independent. After a series of brutal lessons in both the legitimate and illegitimate world, Ruby reluctantly agrees to a strictly business arrangement with Carla, a thirty year old black prostitute who takes her under her wing, and Easy, her charismatic but gambling white pimp. This arrangement however undermines Easy's standing in the pimp community and triggers a series of dramatic ripples and upheavals. A revealing, heartfelt portrait of life in the underbelly of America where racism still flourishes, 'welfare' is a dirty word to those who need it most, and monetary gain the cold priority, be it Ruby's fruitless consult with the Women's Vocational Institute, or the economics of pimping. Shot on Hollywood boulevard... Written by Rose-Martie Turko

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25 January 1985 (Finland)  »

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This was the first feature-length film Alex Cox worked on. He was the assistant director, subject matter consultant and appeared in the movie twice as Porno Stud. Right after this he directed 'Repo Man (1984)'. See more »

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Ruby: My mother thinks I'm the devil and that God is a UFO.
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Written by Freddy Moore
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