Raquel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in São Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after ... See full summary »
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Bryce Dallas Howard
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Raquel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in São Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her experiences. Since some clients thought she looked like a surfer she adopted the name "Surfistinha" which means little surfer girl. This blog became a sensation, and quickly became one of the most popular blogs in Brazil. Becoming famous, her life changed significantly. She went on to be interviewed on Brazilian talk shows similar to Oprah and David Letterman, all the while continuing her blog about her racy exploits. She wrote a book about these experiences: "O Doce Veneno Do Escorpião". Written by
William Gonçalves and Matt Hisle
This is a movie about a former Brazilian prostitute, based on the book written by herself.
Bruna Surfistinha (Rachel Pacheco) gained national recognition after had her book on all Brazilian best sellers list, and, prior to that, she was a well-known blogger and prostitute.
One of the keys to the book's success was the simple, unskillful style, which appealed to the masses that aren't well educated and rarely read books.
Deliberately or not, the movie follows the same style, full of clichés and hypocritical moralism to help depict the main character as a victim, the greedy and shallowness of a generation that lacks proper education and goals were left aside.
Deborah Secco bears no resemblance to the original Bruna which gives the wrong impression of a fragile beauty.
Other than that, the acting is good, especially Drica Moraes which is impressive in her natural performance as a madam. The sex scenes aren't gross or out of place.
In short, it's a movie for those that doesn't need anything more than to pass the time gazing at a screen, just for fun.
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