Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
A pretty San Francisco teen clings to her innocence while embracing a career as an adult-film starlet in this gritty drama featuring James Franco, Lili Taylor, and Heather Graham. Enticed into posing nude by her depraved boyfriend (Jonny Weston), shy high-school student Angelica ( Ashley Hinshaw) falls into the world of fetish photography, which she begins to see as a means of escaping her dead-end life. Meanwhile, as she weighs her options and struggles to be a good role model for her impressionable younger sister, her shrewd mother (Taylor) and shady stepfather offer little solace. Under the guidance of a sensitive female porn director (Graham), Angelica stands a good chance of becoming a big star. But as the conflicted teen bares her soul to her understanding best friend (Dev Patel), she also finds herself falling under the spell of a drug-addicted lawyer (Franco) who may be her undoing.
fetish [sexual], film-director, pornography