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[after Pauleen felt uncomfortable from being admired by fans in the store]
Oh, they're your fans, honey, they love you. But it's not you, remember? It's Lara Dawn.
[cries in anger]
It is me! It was me out there and it's me in those films!
[she runs off in tears]
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This is a movie that could have been tawdry and exploitative, and indeed, I recall reading that the parents of Colleen Applegate (whose life this is loosely based on) were displeased with it, saying it made the pornographers look like they were just running a business and Colleen got into trouble on her own. It's not quite that simple in the movie.
The acting is good all around. Jonna Lee is convincing in all three wildly different stages of the Colleen character's (here she's called Pauleen) story: naive virgin, confident nude model, and decimated, has-been, weary porn star. Her hysterical, desperate tirade at the end is particularly noteworthy; despite the many stupid decisions she's made, in the end, you feel for her. She was really just a kid, after all.
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