Based on a true story, ONE HOUR FANTASY GIRL is a compelling coming-of-age drama that is like no other film of its kind. Boldly honest and thought provoking, the film introduces audiences to the world of a 20-yr-old fantasy girl: Becky Lewis, who escaped an abusive mother at the age of 15, surviving on her own in LA ever since. Having always struggled for money, Becky becomes business partners with Chi, an aspiring musician, who convinces her to work as a fantasy girl, acting out any fantasy a guy wants but no sex, no nudity and 100% legal. She immediately gains two frequent customers, Roger and Bobby, who change her life forever. Becky finds herself in a web of deceit, betrayal and murder that forces her to give up her own happiness. Shaken and bruised, yet determined to make it, Becky pushes forward hoping to earn enough money to invest in real estate and make the "big bucks." Her journey leads her to find an unlikely ally who, for a moment, gives her the break she's never had. Written by
I was provided a screener of "One Hour Fantasy Girl" for my unbiased opinion.
The film is about a young woman's journey to earn enough money to buy a piece of property. How does she do this? By being a "fantasy girl."
Becky Lewis (played by Kelly Ann Tursi) sells her services for an hour at a time, and will do almost anything so long as it doesn't involve sex or kissing, and she is never fully nude. The movie follows her, her male partner/manager, and three men who request her services on a regular basis. There is also a side story with a mysterious older woman in a diner who offers Becky a place to sleep for a price.
The film explores a multitude of themes that revolve around the fantasies of the three men from a seemingly benign relationship to one that is increasingly perverse in nature. Becky makes no judgment on what she is asked to do. She just sticks to her principals of what she WON'T do, and collects her money.
Sexual deviance and how it translates to the human psyche is a mystery, and "One Hour Fantasy Girl" highlights this fact poignantly. Power in real life does not equate to power in one's fantasies. The scenes with actor, Jon Morgan Woodward, show this power struggle up until the climax of the film.
The exchange of money is at the core of the plot, and the surprise ending magnifies this point even further.
I enjoyed this thought-provoking movie. As it was based on a true story, I question what any of us would do to make our dreams come true. One person's definition of "normal" is another's "deviant," and who are we to judge what others do to survive?
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