Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Anna Levine, Felicia Maguire, Alyssa Mulhern, Anna Grace, Bill Dawes
Director: Amos Kollek
Fiona lives a wild and reckless life outside the law. Abandoned on a New York city street by her mother as a baby, she survived a foster home with an abusive father to become a crack-smoking prostitute. Fiona kills three c... more »
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This movie is the anti-Pretty Woman...it's reality
zepora | Canada | 10/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is about as gutwrenchingly real and gritty as you can get. This is NOT Pretty Woman, this is what the life of a prostitute is really like, no glamor, no fluff, no Richard Gere. Fiona's story, and those of her friends and her mother, is the story of too many women and children in our society, and unless you have no soul, this is very hard viewing. I watched this movie on late night television yesterday and the reviewer gave it one star. Well, I guess some people can't relate to the truth... The "actors" in this film appear to be "real" people from the streets. Their honesty in portraying what their world is like can only be commended. Kudos to each and every one of them and to the director as well for having the guts to do this film. The movie has a documentary feel, in the sense that you can hear the camera whirring in the background, there is no dramatic sound track, no fake moaning when one of the prostitutes has to perform a sexual act. The danger and the disempowerment these women must deal with, their heartbreaking search for love, and the disillusionment and sense of hopelessness they face are all powerfully portrayed, as is their underlying rage. So, why, you may ask, would you want to watch such a depressing movie? Because maybe it will give you a little more insight, a little more compassion, and perhaps help you to understand that fellow human being you walk past on the street. I especially recommend this film to men who frequent prostitutes...if you think they're having fun or that they are not "a person", think again...I highly recommend this movie for the brave of heart."
WIERD MOVIE - but strangely good.
sarah | Florida, USA | 02/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if you want to see a semi softcore porn involving Fiona- who was abandoned by her prostitute mother, only to be mollested throughout her childhood in foster care, and eventualy becomes a crack smoking, heroine shooting, sometimes lesbian, prostitute, (who eventualy almost has sex with her mother when they unknowingly reunite the day before she jumps off a building later in life..) its a movie for you. it was actualy VERY true to real life. I dont think most of the people were actors, it looks like they got them off the street. very realistic film. just..... wierd. but a good wierd! oh yeah-its also like as low budget as they come. but that also makes it unique."
Brugal1618 | 04/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First and foremost I should say. If you do not like unedited, raw movies about life with none of the false softening up of stories, then this may not be for you.
Although this movie is low budget, I think it's up there with Kids and City of God in terms of showing the tough to see realities of this world. Fiona is a story a nyc prostitute. It's shown in a way that almost feels like a documentary. Since it's a low-budget film, you can almost feel as if you were standing in the room watching as the story unfolds. There are no specialized soundtracks or covering up of creaks on the floor boards. You get it all, un-edited.
For those interested in watching a free preview, the nyc public library website has it available (I don't know of any other place that has a preview for it):
If you happen to have a library card, then you can watch the full video."