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Pretty Baby 1978

From Amazon: A semi-scandal upon its release in 1978, this Louis Malle film is set in a turn-of-the-century, New Orleans bordello and focuses on a girl named Violet (then-child actress Brooke Shields) whose imminent twelfth birthday signals her "readiness" to become a career prostitute. Typical of Malle, the outwardly forbidden nature of the story and relationships within are morally obscured by the immediate experiences and unqualified urges of the characters. The little heroine brings a distinctly youthful and innocent view to the milieu, and the introduction of a photographer (Keith Carradine)--who eventually marries Violet--in the brothel...

Directed By:
No image existsLouis Malle
Written By:
No image existsPolly Platt
No image existsBrooke Shields
No image existsKeith Carradine
No image existsSusan Sarandon
No image existsBarbara Steele
Diana ScarwidDiana Scarwid
No image existsAntonio Fargas
No image existsGerrit Graham
No image existsMae Mercer

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Pretty Baby Movie Review by ManMachine (3/11/2018)

Yep. When it comes to the likes of 1977's "Pretty Baby" - This one is definitely "the end to the innocence".

As this film's story so gleefully points out - There's nothing like taking away a 12-year-old girl's virginity in order to get her to grow up. Indeed.

In this white-trash, wh*rehouse soap opera - (director) Louis...

(complete Pretty Baby review by ManMachine)

Pretty Baby Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/25/2007)

I have been hearing for years how scandalous this film is, how it portrays Brooke Shields as a pre-teen prostitute and caused an uproar when it came out.

From a modern perspective, it is less a scandal and more a disturbing wannabe art film. Shields trounces around with an odd confidence despite being naked or nearly...

(complete Pretty Baby review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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