A new trailer for the porn-centered drama About Cherry has landed online. The film follows an 18-year-old girl on the verge of finishing high school who ends up in the porn industry. Ashley Hinshaw stars as the young girl, with James Franco playing a coked-out lawyer who becomes her beau. The cast is rounded out by Heather Graham, Dev Patel, and Lili Taylor. The story provides a nice avenue for exploring the ups and downs of the porn industry and whether it plays a role in the objectification of women, but it’s hard to tell if this is the case based on the trailer. Hopefully something a little deeper than “I make a lot of money but my life is falling apart” is explored in the full feature.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Stephen Elliott, About Cherry will be available On Demand on August 9th and hits theaters on September 21st.
The trailer for the drama Cherry has gone online. Cherry centers on a young woman (Ashley Hinshaw) who goes into porn, and her various relationships with her porn director (Heather Graham), friend (Dev Patel), mother (Lily Taylor), and, according to what we previously reported, James Franco as a coked-up lawyer. The Playlist caught the film at the Berlin Film Festival a few days ago, and said that the movie “is not very good” and avoids tough questions about whether the porn industry exploits or empowers women.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film currently does not have U.S. distribution, although I can easily imagine a straight-to-DVD future based on what I’m seeing from the trailer.
A trio of actors are currently in negotiations to star alongside James Franco in the Stephen Elliott-directed Cherry. Variety reports that Heather Graham, Dev Patel and Lili Taylor are in talks to star in the film, which pits Franco as a cocaine-addicted lawyer. The story revolves around an 18-year-old girl who moves to San Francisco and joins the porn industry. She becomes involved with Franco’s character.
Returning to familiar territory, Graham is eyeing the role of a former porn star turned director who takes an interest in the young girl. Patel would play the girl’s best friend who just happens to also be in love with her, while Taylor will play the girl’s alcoholic mother. Elliot and Lorelei Lee co-wrote the script. Production is set to begin next month in San Francisco, after Franco wraps The Stare with Winona Ryder. He’ll begin shooting Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful this August, bringing his grand total of movies filmed in 2011 to about 37.