If you’re looking for a film that takes sex and pornography on as its main focus, then perhaps the film “About Cherry” is for you. The film is a coming-of-age story that takes place in the world of porn:
“Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old on the verge of finishing high school, rushing to escape her broken family life. After reluctantly taking nude photos at her boyfriend’s (Jonny Weston) behest, she takes the cash to skip town with her best friend (Dev Patel). Angelina gets a job cocktailing in a San Francisco strip club where she meets Frances (James Franco), an affluent lawyer who introduces her to a high-class world beyond her wildest dreams. At the same time, Angelina begins exploring San Francisco’s porn industry, using the moniker Cherry, under the wing of a former performer turned adult film director (Heather Graham). But Angelina’s newfound ideal lifestyle soon comes apart at the seams. ABOUT CHERRY challenges assumptions about sexuality and pornography, while addressing the common struggle of finding one’s role in life.”
The film is directed by Stephen Elliot and stars Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Dev Patel, Lili Taylor, Jonny Weston and Heather Graham. Make sure to check it out on SundanceNow as well as On Demand and digitally (iTunes, Amazon Streaming, PS3, XBOX, Google PLAY) September 21.