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This movie is based on the real-life porn actress Pauline Applegate (stage name Shauna Grant). When Pauline comes home for Christmas the first time and is showing her sisters her portfolio, a photo of Colleen Applegate is seen in the portfolio. The camera cuts to her mother and then back to the photos, the photo shown is of Colleen Applegate. See more »
[Pauleen's adult movie]
I need to talk to you. I have very special needs. So I need a very special mate. Have you ever taken care of special needs before?
Yes, sir. My last employer had three sons, and I had to take care of every single one of them.
I bet you did.
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this film was made in the late 80's and there was also a NY PBS documentary based on the same subject; her real name was Colleen, she was from the Midwest, she moved to L.A. to get her "big break". Of course, tens of thousands of others stream into the city weekly, so it is not a done deal.
She eventually became "Shauna Grant" porn star. The seamier sides of the business are probably not shown, but the drug issues, transient lifestyle and impossibility of finding a real acting job afterward are all touched on. Originally, Colleen was just a girl trying to make it, took a few wrong turns. The story ended tragically.
Melinda Dillon is very good as Colleen's mother, not knowing what to do, initially believing her daughter is doing okay. There is a decent cameo role by John Pleshette, an older man who attempted to rescue her, but he is carted off to prison, and she loses this meager support system. The alienation and emptiness of her life in Palm Springs, where she was eventually found dead, is palpable.
This is actually a good film for parents who still may not be aware of what can happen; the downward spiral of a girl who started with good intentions, ended up working in porn.The sad fact is that this still goes on today; anyone who has HBO will regularly have to turn off the show with "Family Business:Seymour Butts"--- a minor porn producer who has his own show.
For actresses who really think they want to get into that business are free to do so, but should realize they will not eventually be hooking up into a decent acting career; It is an age old ploy that was used. "Shattered Dreams" is a decent film with a message. 8/10
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