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Shattered Innocence (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  9 March 1988 (USA)
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A Kansas high school cheerleader graduates and moves to Los Angeles, becomes an adult film actress and develops a cocaine habit. A dramatized account of real-life adult actress Shauna Grant...

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Mel Erman
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Lou Gates
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Nora (as Nadine Van Der Velde)
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Vince
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Vicki
Melissa Michaelsen ...
Patricia
Neil Billingsley ...
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Ana Auther ...
Chrissie
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A Kansas high school cheerleader graduates and moves to Los Angeles, becomes an adult film actress and develops a cocaine habit. A dramatized account of real-life adult actress Shauna Grant (Colleen Marie Applegate).

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This is the fictionalized account of Colleen Applegate a.k.a. Shauna Grant, a small town girl who took her own life after drugs and a brief career in porn apparently took their toll. See more »

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Pauleen Anderson: [angrily] What a wonderful relationship, Phil! This is the story of my life!
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Based on the life and death of Colleen Applegate
25 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 1988 made for t.v. movie was based on the life and ultimate suicide of Colleen Applegate, a young woman from Minnesota who went to Hollywood at the age of 18 with dreams of stardom, became a porn star under the name of "Shauna Grant" and then returned to her hometown two years later to be buried, a tragic suicide at the age of 20.

This movie is a fictionalized account of her life and death although apparently her parents did cooperate in the making of this film.

Jonna Lee portrays "Pauline Anderson", the fictionalized version of Colleen. She overacts at times, but otherwise does a competent job of portraying the innocence and then gradual freefall of a young girl who gets ensnared into the adult entertainment industry through cocaine and big money. Melinda Dillon portrays her mother, and does a good job of conveying her character's devastation and shame at her daughter's choice of career, and eventual destruction.

I think what gave this movie more poignancy to me was the fact that it was based on a true story, not just some hack writer's imagination working overtime. How many thousands of young girls go to Hollywood each year with the hopes of breaking into the movies, only to fall into porn, with devastating results? It's a chilling thought, and Colleen's suicide is a reminder of this.


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