The name of the Director of "A Passage Thru Pamela", Leslie Brooks, is actually a pseudonym for adult/exploitation filmmaker John Amero. This was revealed on the blog "The Rialto Report", and will be detailed in Mr. Amero's upcoming biography. See more »
Actress Sarah Bernard's character is listed in the film's credits as an inconsequential "party girl". In fact, she plays "Deena Abbott" (the head of the Jabot Modeling Agency) who is an important non-sex character. See more »
A classic erotic film about a young model with a shocking "secret".
A classic erotic film of the mid-eighties is the VCA release "A Passage Thru Pamela" (1985), starring Kimberly Carson, Sharon Kane, Barbie Dahl, Sheer Delight, Joey Santini, and introducing Pamela. Seven years before "The Crying Game", this was the story of a beauty pageant winner from Argentina (Pamela), who signs a contract with a NY based modeling agency. The young model has a shocking secret.Pamela turns out to be a pre-op transsexual! She came to NY to earn money for a sex-change operation. At a time when many transsexuals were unappealing or grotesque, Pamela was both pretty and believable as a female; her un-tweezed eyebrows and high cheekbones remind me of Polish actress Joanna Pacula. Her English was hard to understand, though I thought it added to her charm. "A Passage Thru Pamela" earned its classic status because it was well made, decent budget and location shots (NYC), good photography, believable dialoge, good soundtrack, and its enigmatic star "Pamela". The scene between "Pamela" and Sharon Kane won the Adult Film Association's Best Sex Scene award for 1985. At the end of this movie, it is announced that Pamela had a sex change operation in real life, and would soon be appearing in "A Passage Thru Pamela II". Never happened, and PTP was touted as both the introduction and "the only film appearance" of Pamela. From time to time, the question has been raised about any other film appearances by Pamela. The answer is YES. There was another VCA 1985 release that included Pamela. The title of this "lost" Pamela film is "The Girl Busters". It appears to have been made around the same time as PTP, if not before. It stars Barbie Dahl, Sheer Delight, Joey Santini, and Pamela, all of whom appeared in PTP. Again, "introducing Pamela"!! The director was J. Angel Martini, the executive producer of PTP. To the best of my knowledge, these two 1985 productions are the only appearences of "Pamela". I recommed "A Passage Thru Pamela". "The Girl Busters" is a different story. See my review for "Girl Busters" for more information.
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