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Meet Monica Velour (2010)

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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.


Keith Bearden


Keith Bearden
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Cattrall ... Monica Velour
Dustin Ingram ... Tobe Hulbert
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 Gracie Rose ... Kayla
Tony Cox ... Petting Zoo Club Owner
Henry Yuk Henry Yuk ... Amanda's Dad
Kyle Hillman Kyle Hillman ... Jock
Kojo Asiedu ... Classmate (as Kwadwo Asiedu)
Lauren Mae Shafer ... Punk Girl
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In this coming-of-age comedy, awkward high school graduate Tobe Hulbert leaves on a road trip to meet Monica Velour, his favorite '80s porn star, at a rare appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamourous sexpot portrayed on screen, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer park in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clubs to make ends meet. Starry-eyed and captivated by his crush, Tobe befriends Monica, further complicating her troublesome life; she has to deal with custody over her daughter, a deadbeat boyfriend, her uncompromising and somewhat regrettable legacy, and constant ridiculing for her life choices. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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When fantasy meets reality, everyone deserves a happy ending. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The Weenie Wiz hot dog truck driven through the movie was stolen by Michigan car thieves soon after shooting. It has still not been recovered. See more »


Outside her trailer, Monica lights the same cigarette twice. See more »


Monica Velour: Pinch a little; don't twist! You're not changing channels!
Tobe Hulbert: Sorry.
Monica Velour: No, don't press on it. More like you're painting a house...
Tobe Hulbert: [slightly impedimently pronounced] Is this good?
Monica Velour: There you go...
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Crazy Credits

Frankenbooty as Himself See more »


Spoofs M*A*S*H (1972) See more »


Shake Your Baby Fat
Written by Buckra
Performed by Buckra
Courtesy of Detonation Laboratories
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Not a review but a recommendation
19 February 2013 | by bansheegraphicsSee all my reviews

I am not one for either reading reviews or writing them. I did however sign up with IMDb just now to recommend this movie and posit that Kim Cattrall should easily have taken home a best actor award of some sort for her work in it. For those who have seen the movie or those who will see it, there is a scene (and you will know which one I mean) toward the end that is absolutely breath-taking. I have not seen something that honest and powerful in a movie in a very very long time. I get a chill just thinking about it now. I think as we get older we forget about the tug we felt inside when we first fell in love. We might even block it on purpose because it is frightening and beautiful and very powerful all at the same time. When I watched this film I knew where that feeling was and that it doesn't ever really go away. In a cinematic sea of pop-romance films, this one digs down much deeper. Kim Cattrall makes you want to be her hero. Her performance is just that special.

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Release Date:

April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss January See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,438, 10 April 2011

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gilbert Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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