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Bruna Surfistinha (2011)

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After the adoptive daughter of a stable family leaves them for a new life as a prostitute, she rises to become a popular performer among her clients, and details her routine in her blog.

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Marcus Baldini

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José Carvalho (screenwriter), Homero Olivetto (screenwriter) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Secco ... Raquel / Bruna
Cássio Gabus Mendes ... Huldson
Drica Moraes ... Larissa
Fabiula Nascimento Fabiula Nascimento ... Janine
Cristina Lago Cristina Lago ... Gabi
Guta Ruiz Guta Ruiz ... Carol
Clarisse Abujamra Clarisse Abujamra ... Celeste
Luciano Chirolli Luciano Chirolli ... Otto
Sergio Guizé ... Rodrigo
Simone Iliescu Simone Iliescu ... Yasmin
Érika Puga Érika Puga ... Mel (as Erika Puga)
Brenda Lígia Brenda Lígia ... Kelly (as Brenda Ligia)
Gustavo Machado Gustavo Machado ... Miguel
Juliano Cazarré Juliano Cazarré ... Gustavo
Rodrigo Dorado Rodrigo Dorado ... Rominho
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Storyline

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

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Vá com seu namorado, suas amigas ou sozinha. Só não vá com preconceitos. (Come with your boyfriend, your girlfriends or alone. But without prejudgement.) See more »

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Biography | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

25 February 2011 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Surfer Girl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL 4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

BRL 4,200,000 (Brazil), 27 February 2011, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Originally titled "O Doce Veneno do Escorpião" ("The Scorpion's Sweet Venom") as the novel it is based on. See more »

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more fascination with porn
3 May 2013 | by jimakrosSee all my reviews

as all other review said this is about a real life Brazilian prostitute who became famous from a blog she kept,and where she talked about her clients and even rated their performance in bed.She became very popular and even wrote a popular book about her life.In this day and age porn sells,thats about it.Either a girl sells it directly or indirectly,society seems still fascinated with the seemy side of prostitution. The problem with this movie is,the character never really becomes likable,her job would not be so objectionable if one understood why or how she ended up being a prostitute.It is never really explained,other than a story of a woman who wants to be independed,which hardly explains her trip into prostitution,as thousands of women manage independence by working at respectable jobs.The fascination with this story is all about sex,and her sexual experiences,which makes it really pretty much a commercial for the porn profession.The life of a prostitute is just glamourized,shown as just a job with a lot of money,glamour,success and popularity,pretty much anything a girl would want.There is a downside about drug addiction,but even that is shown as just a side effect of our times and of living the high life,,not especially of the profession of a hooker. All in all,i think this movie is lost in its own sensationalizing of its subject and ends up losing any focus on the reality of the story it tries to tell.


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