Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Kim Basinger was best known as a model when she starred in the made-for-TV Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold. She plays a green-as-grass Texas teenager who wins a beauty contest. Armed with nothing more than delusions, Basinger heads to Hollywood to become a star. As given away by the film's title, Ms. Basinger ends up as posing au naturel. While it received surprisingly good review in 1978, Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold is no more artistically advanced than those Kroger Babb VD exploitation movies of the 1940s.

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actor, beauty [physical], beauty-queen, centerfold, filmmaker, life, naivete, queen [royalty], search, stars [celebrities], traveling