Scarred (1984)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Shot in a cinema verite style, perhaps because this film about teenage prostitution began as a project while director Rose-Marie Turko was a student at UCLA, the format tends to hit home better than a more artificial approach. (Actors and real street people are difficult to distinguish.) Although starting out as a story about how young Ruby Star (Jennifer Mayo) was forced into prostitution in order to support herself and her baby, the film quickly dips into the seamier side of life after Ruby meets a pimp nicknamed Easy (David Dean) and gets involved with a demi-monde of degenerates.

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child, girl, pimp, prostitute/prostitution, teenagers