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Stella, a young Glaswegian girl working as a prostitute in London, heads back to Glasgow with her new boyfriend and attempts to start a new life, but finds it difficult to break free of the cycle of abuse she has become trapped in. Written by
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A steller performance for Macdonald in good compact drama
Another of these indie treats, steered by the young Macdonald, still in her young acting day, who pulls off a dramatic and wonderfully brave performance as a teen prostitute, who with a stable of other equally aged girls, suffers violent blows, ridicule and rejection, not only from clients. And Stella certainly does pull tricks, alright, one involving blowing up a car, in a retaliation, and another, involving sticking a Fisherman's friend, in the orifice of a middle aged client, who's up for almost anything, just not that. Her middle aged pimp, Mr Peters (New Trick's James Bolam) keeps her line, off the drugs whatever, where if not satisfying a client, apology is given in sexual favors to Mr Bolam. He also likes to takes his girls out for ice cream, where in privatude under the rotunda, they have a little bit of an intimate session, which is enough to turn off soft serves, but Stella certainly serves it back. When Stella takes off with her new found boyfriend, Mr Bolam, not happy, gives her a not so sending off present. This is quite a good drama, but Macdonald is what makes it so rewarding, here was another star in the making, who I could definitely see on the rise. We see flashbacks of Stella as a little girl, who's loser of a cowardly father, and unfunny comedian, obviously walked out on. Wait till you see Stella's trick of vengeance here. These Indie treats are great and although SDT, is not the best thing on offer, it does make for an absorbing view with it's comedy and drama, and a couple of disturbing shock moments like that gang bang scene, where Macdonald gives this drama it's spark.
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