This is the fact-based made-for-TV movie of Laurie Kellog, who was accused of the murder of her husband Bruce in May 1992, told in flashbacks while she's waiting for her judgment. When she ... See full summary »
Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Story of the model who was assaulted that left her face disfigured. It begins when she comes to New York City and would get work as a model. A guy she met on one of her shoots gets her an ... See full summary »
Paulette Gil is a very engaged teacher. When she realizes that her pupil Kip has problems she takes special care for him. But Kip interprets it in the wrong way and tells his mates that he ... See full summary »
Based on a true story, The Brady family fight to adopt a little girl they fostered. But then social welfare decide to send Tella back to her natural father, who it is apparent is sexually ... See full summary »
Torrid, low-brow drama based on the true story of a police detective's relentless investigation into an insurance fraud involving a woman's murder. He's soon convinced he's hot on the trail... See full summary »
A British schoolgirl struggles to come to terms with the horrific and disgusting sexual abuse inflicted upon her by the adults in her life. When she resorts to self-harm to escape her troubles, a caring teacher tries to get her some help.
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When Pauleen is in Lou Gates' office, one of his boxing poster reads Ben Frankel, a play to Lou's actor, Ben Frank. See more »
In the film the lead has a fake ID stating she is 21 while she is only 19 but in 1983 the legal drinking age in the US was 19 and didn't change to 21 until 1985. See more »
[after Pauleen gets out of the shower after her first adult movie]
Did you enjoy it when you did it?
I enjoy sex.
I don't much. Not even with Brad... or Cory.
[she sips her drink and goes furious]
I deserved every penny of that money.
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This is a movie that could have been tawdry and exploitative, and indeed, I recall reading that the parents of Colleen Applegate (whose life this is loosely based on) were displeased with it, saying it made the pornographers look like they were just running a business and Colleen got into trouble on her own. It's not quite that simple in the movie.
The acting is good all around. Jonna Lee is convincing in all three wildly different stages of the Colleen character's (here she's called Pauleen) story: naive virgin, confident nude model, and decimated, has-been, weary porn star. Her hysterical, desperate tirade at the end is particularly noteworthy; despite the many stupid decisions she's made, in the end, you feel for her. She was really just a kid, after all.
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