Sunday, May 8, 2016
SHATTERED INNOCENCE (1988)
The real-life tragic story of porn star Shauna Grant could probably make a decent movie. Perhaps something along the lines of STAR 80. Sadly this is a made-for-TV deal and is pretty much like everything else that played on the Lifetime Channel back in the 80s complete with overacting/over-dramatization of everything. It also works as a very anti-porn diatribe which we've all seen done a million times before and after this and that becomes quite humorous and boring all at the same time. The main character here given the porn name of 'Lara Dawn' has such awful clueless parents(particularly her screeching mother) that it's sorta hard to feel too sorry for them when things end badly. The story takes place in the 80s yet they choose crappy Fleetwood Mac and Peter Frampton songs from the previous decade to put on the soundtrack for some reason. Overall it's a typical TV-movie where you get exactly what you expect.
When I first started watching this I thought maybe it was the story of porn star Savannah but that woulda taken place in the 90s and that hadn't happened yet. Why the hell didn't she get a stupid TV-movie made about her? Life is so unfair!
The real Shauna: