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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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When an awkward teen meets 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. | Add synopsis »
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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 .... 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
James O'Hara .... remote camera technician
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)
Location Management
David Artushin .... assistant location manager
Ernest Belding .... location manager
Alex Fields .... key assistant location manager
Bernadine Vida .... location scout
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)
Shayne Blakey .... payroll accountant
Melissa Bradac .... set production assistant
Stephan Burle .... title designer
Don Cochran .... stand-in
Joe Elrom .... production assistant
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
Peter A. Marshall .... Insurance & Risk Management
Nick McMahon .... helicopter pilot: aerial filming
Valerie I. Morasso .... key office production assistant
Greg Newman .... production coordinator
Marilyn Penn-Lindley .... post production accountant (as Marilyn Penn)
Jason Roby .... key set production assistant
Timothy Shay .... production assistant
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
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 »
Factual errors: Tobe says he's from Auburn, Washington. But when he puts a sign in his truck for sale, the phone number has a 206 area code. Auburn's area code is 253. The 206 area code is Seattle.See more »
Claude:...all effort only postpones are inevitable failures. Good luck!See more »
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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Meet Monica Velour viewed at Williamstown Festival, 18 October 2010
Author: MovieHooker from United States

Although some of my colleagues were a bit shocked by the subject matter I was extremely satisfied with this dark comedy film with feeling. It was truthful yet entertaining (mostly due to the Cast & heartfelt writing). Dustin being a newcomer allowed me to believe this was a real boy struggling with the issues of growing up under his slightly unusual circumstances. Kim Cattrall was wonderful and her chemistry with Dustin was unbelievable! I would love to know if she and he were long time friends and she had something to do with choosing him as Tobe. Brian Dennehy was strong yet short lived in this film. I believe there could've been an entire movie in itself based on POP-POP and TOBE'S relationship and home life. (Maybe an HBO Series). Ha! I'm very excited that Kim has shed the "Sex In The City" suit for a more "real" dark character and with a new star on its way in the form of Dustin Ingram, this movie will be a long lived tribute to his start (although he has plenty of younger Disney & Nickelodeon credits). I highly recommend going and seeing it in April 2011 when ANCHOR BAY is supposed to release it nation wide! And don't let the taboo of the word "Porn Star" keep you from enjoying a delightful movie about young love and maturing in a current world of motherless and fatherless households with our children being raised by the media. Please support this work of art written and directed by Kieth Bearden.

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