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The graphic sex scenes were filmed with porn star Zoe Voss, who acted as a double for Dree Hemingway.
Besedka Johnson was discovered by executive producer Shih-Ching Tsou in the ladies' locker room of a gym she frequented. It was Besedka's dream to be an actress since she was 15. After 70 years, her dream came true. Starlet is her first and final film role.
Besedka Johnson passed away shortly after the release of this movie. She died on April 4, 2013, due to a post-surgical bacterial infection. She was 87.
Director Sean Baker considered casting Dakota Johnson and her real-life grandmother Tippi Hedren together before deciding on Besedka Johnson and Dree Hemingway.
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Movie spoof - the character , Jane , is seen driving a green car. Throughout the movie it changes back and forth from a Ford Probe to a Saturn.
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Starlet's real name is Boonee. She is director Sean Baker's chihuahua.
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Dree Hemingway's manager got in touch with director Sean Baker and arranged a Skype call. Within 20 minutes, Baker decided to cast Hemingway.
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