|Directed by||Stephen Elliott|
|Music by||Jeff Russo|
|Distributed by||IFC Films|
About Cherry is a 2012 drama film and the directorial début of Stephen Elliott. It is based on a script written by Elliott and porn industry veteran Lorelei Lee. It stars Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham, and Dev Patel. The project was filmed in San Francisco and premièred at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
Angelina (Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old girl not far from graduating from high school. Her boyfriend (Weston) suggests that she take naked pictures of herself and sell them. She is initially hesitant, but eventually does the photo shoot and uses the money to run away to San Francisco with her best friend Andrew (Patel). At a strip club party in the city, Angelina meets a wealthy lawyer by the name of Francis (Franco), who offers to introduce her to a glamorous world of expensive dresses and lavish parties. Angelina also meets Margaret (Graham), a former porn star turned adult film director. Margaret offers Angelina, now using the porn name Cherry, direction in her entry into the San Francisco porn industry. Angelina makes several soft pornography films before deciding to do a hardcore film. After Angelina shoots the film, an angry Francis chastises her before getting them in a car accident. Angelina returns home to find Andrew watching one of her films. After an argument, she decides to leave and meets Margaret at a bar. They make out before returning to Margaret's apartment to have sex. The final scene is of Angelina some time afterwards, having moved in with Margaret and taken on a new job as a porn director.
- Ashley Hinshaw as Angelina / Cherry
- James Franco as Francis
- Dev Patel as Andrew
- Heather Graham as Margaret
- Lili Taylor as Phyllis
- Diane Farr as Jillian
- Megan Boone as Jake
- Vincent Palo as Paco
- Jonny Weston as Bobby
- Ernest Waddell as Vaughn
- Sensi Pearl as Vikki
- Maya Raines as Jojo
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