From award-winning director Nick Broomfield comes a voyeuristic expose of Heidi Fleiss' multi-million dollar call girl operation and the scandalous underbelly of Hollywood that was her playground. Interactive Menus, Produ... more »ction Credits, Scene Access, Trailer« less
Thor Vadir | Beverly Hills, CA United States | 10/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is awful difficult to summarize my reaction to this film. On one hand, it was thoroughly entertaining. On the other, I don't feel like I have any better understanding of what went on in the world of Heidi Fleiss.From the entertaining perspective... step aside Ms. Fleiss. Madam Alex and Ivan fighting absolutely takes the cake. They act like two 5 year olds as the fight back and forth about who screwed whom out of the hollywood hooker business. One has to wonder how Ivan was able to direct a number of television shows and film after watching him in this.On another entertaining front... the mysterious man "Cookie." Who was he? Is he real? The interview with Porn Star Tina was interesting. She genuinely shut down the second his name was mentioned.On the other side, Heidi comes off as being very sympathetic. I mean, what girl is given $1,000,000 as a 21st birthday present, and then runs off to become a leading madam? She was very interesting, but not fully explored. I still don't feel like I have any sense of what made her tick.Overall, I enjoyed the film. I do feel that I wanted to hear more about people that were her clients. I felt I wanted to know more about how the operation worked. Ultimately the documentary sort of digressed to the lowest level by centering on the three-way fight between Madam Alex, Ivan & Heidi. Worth watching... but not too enlightening."
Heidi Fleiss-Hollywood Madam
Greg P. | Kentucky | 05/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A straightforward and distinct look into some twisted and singed people. I've never before seen a documentary that so accurately answers the question: But what are they really like? This is especially impressive in the shadow of the fact that the subjects don't always seem to be able to answer this question for themselves."
Very very interesting
D.M.K | Las Vegas, Nevada United States | 09/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A interesting view into the seedy world of prostitution, slimy pimps and the lies and dysfunction that is part of that world. It gives a good overview of what Heidi Fleiss is about. It was very interesting to view her parents and background which to the trained eye, explains how she ended up being who she was. Entertaining and well done."
Very engrossing, makes you feel like an insider.
Greg P. | 08/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nick Broomfield, director, delves as deep as possible to bring to light some of the mysteries of Heidi. He actually spends very little time talking to Heidi, which is somewhat dissapointing. However, Broomfield does make contact with many of her associates as well as her mother. The interviews are all very interesting,the characters seedy enough to really give you the full picture. This movie is a great inside look at the business end of law/escorting relations. The mood is fast-paced and the chance of seeing Heidi keeps you on the edge... END"
He Said,She Said,They Said,They Lied,She Lied,He Lied
KerrLines | Baltimore,MD | 01/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone from the mid '90's would remember when the story broke that Hollywood's "Black Book" could be exposed when young "Madame" Heidi Fleiss was arrested for pandering to the "Millionaire Row" of Hollywood's elite.
Nick Broomfield's BBC documentary gives you insight into the three major players in this scandal;Heidi Fleiss,film director and boyfriend Ivan Nagy and former Hollywood Madame Head,Madame Alex.Everyone has their own versions of the events,NATURALLY.They all may be lying and they all may be telling some version of the "truth".You will gain some insight, but the documentary is extremely repetitive in it's information and interviews and ultimately quite dull."