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Meet Monica Velour -- An awkward teen heads cross-country to meet Monica Velour, his favorite '80s porn star, at a rare live appearance. Kim Cattrall gives a career-defining performance as the aging sexpot.
Meet Monica Velour -- An awkward teen takes a road trip to meet his favorite porn star, whose career peaked in the '80s. An unexpected friendship follows as the young man gets a glimpse inside Monica Velour's current life as a single mom struggling to make ends meet.
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Kim Cattrall ... Monica Velour

Dustin Ingram ... Tobe

Brian Dennehy ... Pop Pop

Jee Young Han ... Amanda

Daniel Yelsky ... Kenny

Keith David ... Claude

Sam McMurray ... Ronnie

Elizabeth Shapiro ... Snickers (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)

Jamie Tisdale ... Young Monica
Gracie Rose ... Kayla

Tony Cox ... Petting Zoo Club Owner
Henry Yuk ... Amanda's Dad
Kyle Hillman ... Jock

Kojo Asiedu ... Classmate (as Kwadwo Asiedu)

Lauren Mae Shafer ... Punk Girl
Paige Friscioni ... Blonde Girl (as Paige Frisconi)

Peter Carey ... Lead Cop
Courtney Dempsey Burkett ... Second Cop
Greg Trzaskoma ... Biker Guy 1
John Katinsky ... Biker Guy 2 (as John 'Bam Bam' Katinsky)
Anna Li ... Cambodian Neighbor (as Anna Li Egan)
Kevin Scollin ... Commencement Speaker
Joyce Uzelac ... Old Lady Cashier

John W. Lawson ... Fireworks Salesman

Jay Malack ... Porn Producer

Jordan Horowitz ... Porn Director
Robert Duggan ... Bandito 1
Benjamin Brennan ... Bandito 2 (as Benjamin Ralph Brennan)
Chris Dendrinos ... Frat Boy 1
Michael Force ... Frat Boy 2
Steve Holiday ... Frat Boy 3 (as Steve Holiday)
My-Ishia Cason-Brown ... Jazelle
Walter Lindsey Jr. ... EMT
Emily Rose Merrell ... Waitress
Christopher Oberto ... Hands Solo

Dan Pesta ... Dork Fudgepacker
Rick Carver ... Frankenbooty Juggler
Nicole Barley ... Uta (as Nicole 'Jade' Barley)
Jason Waugh ... Frankenbooty Burgermeister
Nicole Stober ... Greta
Kathi J. Moore ... Store Owner (as Kathleen Moore)
Ryleigh Little ... Child in Motel Office
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mike Bobbitt ... Topless Bar Patron (uncredited)
Autumn Brown ... Student (uncredited)
Clyde Brown ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
David Gibson ... Petting Zoo Patron (uncredited)
Johnny Ginger ... Bennie Fazio (uncredited)

Dave Kilgore ... Faculty Member (uncredited)
Jamie Klenk ... Waitress (uncredited)
Bill Lumbert ... Teacher (uncredited)

Tevis R. Marcum ... Korg (uncredited)
McKenna Martin ... Little Girl Babysat by Amanda (uncredited)
Adam McNinch ... Graduate (uncredited)

Danny Ray Cook ... Frat Boy (uncredited)
Joseph Victor ... Graduate (uncredited)
James Wallington ... Frat Boy (uncredited)
Alexander Zikakis ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Keith Bearden 
Writing credits
Keith Bearden (written by)

Produced by
Shauna Bogetz .... co-producer
Gary Gilbert .... producer
Jordan Horowitz .... producer
Michael R. Williams .... line producer (as Michael Williams)
Original Music by
Andrew Hollander 
Cinematography by
Masanobu Takayanagi 
Film Editing by
Naomi Geraghty 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Lou A. Trabbie III 
Art Direction by
Alison Ford 
Set Decoration by
Lou A. Trabbie III 
Richard D. Wright 
Costume Design by
Rebecca Gregg  (as Rebecca Bentjen)
Makeup Department
Kevin J Edwards .... hair stylist
Kimberly Jones .... key makeup artist
Meshelle Melone .... head hair stylist
Francie Paull .... assistant makeup artist
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... makeup department head
Production Management
Mike Harrop .... post-production supervisor
Eric A. Haynes .... unit production manager
Nancy Valle .... executive in charge of post-production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason C. Brown .... second assistant director
Todd Havern .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Lee .... first assistant director
Art Department
Justin Ayers .... propmaker foreman
John Arlo Benetti .... set dresser
Paulette Georges .... art department coordinator
Stephen Hoeger .... assistant property master
Bao-Uy Luu .... graphic artist: intro
Paula Renee Matney .... scenic artist (as Paula Matney)
Scott Nifong .... property master
Mary O'Brien .... charge scenic
Timothy Shay .... art production assistant
Carl F. Shuffett .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Briggs .... dialogue adr editor
Richard Bullock Jr. .... boom operator
Rusty Dunn .... sound designer
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Richard Kamerman .... sound intern
Nathan Lindsey .... ADR recordist
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Tom Ryan .... apprentice sound editor
Robert Sharman .... sound mixer
Alex Soto .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Ken Gorrell .... special effects coordinator
Skylar Gorrell .... special effects technician
Mark R. Johnson .... pyrotechnics foreman
Robert Tyrrell .... special effects foreman
Jim Wrangler Baker .... special effects technician
Peter Malota .... stunt coordinator
Karen Ann Otzen .... stunt player
Danny Ray Cook .... stunt player
Cynthia Tan .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Katie Barkel .... camera intern
Chris Brow .... dolly grip
Matthew Bulleri .... grip
Donald Burghardt .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Adam Camacho .... key grip
Cheli Clayton .... camera operator: "b" camera
Cheli Clayton .... first assistant camera
Tommy Daguanno .... additional dolly grip
Phaedra Eason .... grip
John J. Ellingwood .... camera: b
Alex Fleming .... film loader
Brett F. Gates .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brett F. Gates .... second assistant camera
Erik F. Hill .... grip
Michael Kelly .... gaffer
T. Matthew Kropp .... grip
Charles Laughon .... playback operator
Eduardo Enrique Mayén .... second assistant camera
Eduardo Enrique Mayén .... second assistant camera: A Camera
Chris McLeod .... additional grip
Chris Milani .... best boy electric
Vasco Nunes .... camera operator
Vasco Nunes .... camera operator: "b" camera
Vasco Nunes .... director of photography: second unit
Patrick Pask .... camera operator
Todd 'Chin' Piepenbrok .... set electrician
Kim C. Simms .... still photographer
Lon Stratton .... camera operator: Aerial
Don Sustrich .... set electrician
Robert A. Sutton .... chapman crane operator
Creig Symons .... grip
Ryan Tamaroff .... camera intern
Bill Wilkes .... grip
Edward Young .... grip
Casting Department
Allison Estrin .... casting associate
Rose Gilpin .... extras casting
Kathy McKee .... casting associate
Paige Orr .... casting assistant
Carrie Ray .... casting associate
Kathy Remski .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Julia Cheyfitz .... set costumer
Toni Cunningham .... wardrobe assistant
Aline Hong .... costume coordinator
Katie Nolff .... costume assistant
Brittany Pask .... costume assistant
Bernadine Vida .... costume builder
Editorial Department
Chris Beardsley .... technician: Arriscan
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist
Kate Eales .... additional editor
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
Arturo Sosa .... first assistant editor
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Scot Starbuck .... colorist: dailies
Loretta Wallace .... post-production assistant: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Doug Bernheim .... music consultant
Michael Craig Cohen .... assistant scoring engineer
Gwynne Evans Reid .... music recording coordinator (as Gwynne Evans)
Season Kent .... music supervisor
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Transportation Department
Robert Barnes Jr. .... driver
Collin Butrum .... transportation coordinator
David B. Jackson .... driver
Kimmie Knudsen .... driver: cast
Frank Morreale .... transportation captain
Jack Jay Reece .... driver: production van
William Searles .... driver
Other crew
Michael Anders .... main titles (as PIC)
David Artushin .... assistant location manager
Ernest Belding .... location manager
Shayne Blakey .... payroll accountant
Melissa Bradac .... set production assistant
Stephan Burle .... title designer
Don Cochran .... stand-in
Joe Elrom .... production assistant
Alex Fields .... key assistant location manager
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
Hala Gabriel .... controller
Pamela B. Green .... producer: main titles
Leanne Heid .... standin
Hugh Holesome .... standin
Elizabeth B. Jackson .... craft service
Aaron Lebovic .... production secretary
Nick McMahon .... helicopter pilot: aerial filming
Valerie I. Morasso .... key office production assistant
Greg Newman .... production coordinator
Marilyn Penn .... post production accountant
Jason Roby .... key set production assistant
Timothy Shay .... production assistant
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Bernadine Vida .... location scout
Tony Visintainer .... production assistant

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
USA:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Brazil:16 (DVD rating) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Germany:16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46566)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

For her somewhat downbeat role, Kim Cattrall wore no makeup and left her hair just as it was when she got up each morning during the shoot.See more »
Miscellaneous: In some scenes, the leaves are changing color since this was filmed in mid-October in Michigan and the movie takes place during the summer.See more »
Monica Velour:You screw a few hundred men and the whole world turns against you.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A nerd meets his porn star and the conflict has nothing to do with STDs, 26 June 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Let's say you're tired of slack-brained comedies dealing with mature subjects the prepubescent way. Let's say you've watched your fair share of raunchy comedies with heart and are now just looking for the "heart." And let's say you want a film that doesn't sacrifice performances for writing or vice-versa. You may want to listen up here.

Keith Bearden's Meet Monica Velour is a mature film about a mature subject, which is coming-of-age and entering reality after being confined to a fantasy that one has developed over a long period of time. It centers around Tobe (Dustin Ingram), a shy seventeen year old who has an undying fascination with classic movies, music, and pornography. He lives with his cantankerous grandfather (Brian Dennehy) and his best friend is only twelve years old. But the person he loves more than these two combined is Monica Velour, a sexy porn star who made a living doing seventies exploitation flicks. Tobe's deep fascination with the woman only increases because she has faded into complete obscurity, no longer acting and not leaving any traces behind.

When Tobe discovers the one and only Monica Velour will be appearing at a strip club, he makes the long commute to not only meet her, but also sell the only car he has - an bulky van with a gigantic hot dog attached to the roof. When he finally arrives at the strip club, the woman he sees isn't quite who everyone would label attractive. Monica (Kim Cattrall) is now an aging, deeply unhappy woman, juggling child-custody, a deadbeat boyfriend, her uncompromising and somewhat-regrettable legacy, and constant ridiculing for her life choices. Tobe is still undeniably starstruck when he meets the woman, and strikes up a friendship after he is assaulted at the bar by a group of thugs.

The biggest problem with Monica's relationship with Tobe is that Tobe lives in, what appears to be, another reality, one where Monica is still the incredible porn-goddess she once was and where problems can be fixed by ditching life's current situation in favor of what looks to be a long-term solution. Monica views Tobe's decision-making as reckless and lethal to her stability, but can't shake the thought that he is a young, starstruck soul with more of a voice than most of the other kids his age. It's that conflict and the enormous age difference that makes their relationship thrive.

Cattrall is a wise choice for Monica. She is the right amount of sexy for the role, but she is also the right amount of brains and intelligence as well, as she plays Monica with a sense of helplessness but also bravery. Here's a woman that has been broken numerous times, and here she stands, beaten, torn, and clearly roughed-up. But she's not giving up; she's too powerful for that.

Ingram plays Tobe effectively too, humanizing what could've been the most stereotypical, unlikable nerd. Rather than making him insufferably quirky and unrealistically inept like, say, his doppelganger Napoleon Dynamite, Bearden turns the character into a likable man with a real heart and wit to his strange, socially awkward nature. He's not all skin and quirks, and the movie actually gives him a firm leg to stand on.

Meet Monica Velour is, uniformly, a quiet film. The film moves quickly, but not too quickly as to where it is easy to forget. The ethics and choices of the characters demand contemplation (even if some - including the climax - seem to be a bit forced), the commentary it includes on the porn world outside of the STD-craze is noteworthy, and the cinematography and locational beauty of the entire project is, at the very least, nicely displayed throughout the course of the film. Throw in great performances from Cattrall - who may be giving her career-worthy performance here - and a nice introduction into film from Ingram and you have a winning film.

Starring: Dustin Ingram and Kim Cattrall. Directed by: Keith Bearden.

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