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Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story (2020)

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Rayting:   7.2/10 3989 votes
Country: USA
Language: English

Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story offers a glimpse into the lives of women involved in the sex industry through the interconnected stories of a teen runaway, single mother and two career escorts.

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twelvehousebooks 30 January 2021

The acting, photography, and direction all come together in a near perfect gestalt to show the gritty details of the lowest trade in Hollywood--a city, by the way, where I have lived and about which I have written much. Few of us want to see the perversion surrounding selling oneself to fiends, but this film shows it all. Beautifully shot and horrific in detail, if you still support the trade in any manner after you see this film you need help. Research shows that not all trade "actors" were abused as children, but this film focuses on one in particular who was, and by multiple offenders. Be careful. This is hard to watch, but worth the lessons learned.

Uriah43 31 December 2020

This film begins with a teenage girl by the name of "Hope" (Moxie Owens) chatting on the internet with her former babysitter "Paige" (Cody Renee Cameron) who has taken up residence in Los Angeles and eventually lures Hope into coming to Hollywood to become a fashion model. The scene then shift to a single mother known simply as "Baby Girl" (Psalms Salazar) who has just gotten fired from her job as a topless dancer and is not only behind on her rent and but also lacks any means to cover her other expenses. So she turns to prostitution for a while but gets convinced by Paige and her friend "Destiny" (Brooke Haven) that she can make more money and provide a safer environment for her daughter if she also becomes a fashion model. What neither Hope nor Baby Girl realize is just how devious and narcissistic both Paige and Destiny are and soon they find themselves caught up in a web of degradation and sexual deviance they never thought possible. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this is not an enjoyable film to watch. However, it does convey a startling message that these kind of deplorable abuses don't just happen in other countries-they also occur here in America and it's something everyone should know about. So to a certain degree this was a powerful film as far as it goes. Unfortunately, there were also a couple of flaws that bear mention as well. First of all, the film doesn't provide adequate character identification so it was difficult to figure out the names of anyone at any particular time-the character played by Psalms Salazar being one such example. Likewise, the ending also left much to be desired as it raised more questions than it answered. Throw in some rather sordid footage in between and it can easily repel some viewers along the way. Be that as it may, while this film may be difficult for some people to watch it does merit some attention and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.

JH_pitty_nation 18 December 2020

A realistic view into the world of escorts living in Los Angeles. This film is a work of art in its own way and art isn't always beautiful. Raising the bar for independent films, the strong story, great writing and directing leads to credible performances by the actors. The original score is also superb.

rochfordsimon 5 December 2020

Chunks of this film has terrible acting, dialogue, direction and production values. But once you are aware of that, you will keep watching. It has a good story and it's got a realistic backdrop.

I was a bit dubious wether to watch it or not. With a prominent female cast and writer/director, I was expecting a feminist agenda. To be fair, that's not the case. I'm sure if it had the budget for better actors (there were several good actors in this movie) and production, I'm sure it would be a commercial success.

It's the story that makes this interesting. Not the cheesy dialogue or performances in parts. Give it a watch.

gigifoo 5 December 2020

Oh Hollywood. I've had the pleasure of living in this cesspool for almost 25 years now and I have to say that the director captured this hellhole spot on. The drinking to numb the pain. It's all very tragic.

I thought all of the actresses were totally believable in their roles with a standout performance from Pslams who played Baby Girl, a single mom who supports her little girl by working as an escort. Girl, you had me bawling my eyes out more than once.

The storyline is unique and intriguing. How the writer connected all the characters was seamless and the dialogue sticks with you. It felt very real -- "Im a very bad girl." LOL. "I'm a very bad girl, too, girl!" I saw another reviewer mention the line about "Little girls need their daddy's". Absolutely heartbreaking line. I was once a little boy who needed his daddy. This is the longest review I've ever written, but I can't shake this movie. A very intense roller coaster ride through the hell called Hollywood. Note to parents - love your daughters and sons. This film is a must see.

paul_haakonsen 6 December 2020

Right, well I didn't really have much of any high hopes for the 2020 movie titled "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story" from writer and director Robin Bain. But still, it being a new movie that I hadn't already seen, of course I ended up sitting down to watch it.

And color me impressed. Now, now, don't get me wrong, I am not saying that I was impressed in the way that "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story" was a masterpiece, not at all. But I was impressed in the way that the movie was actually entertaining and had an interesting enough story to tell.

The storyline told in "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story" is one that depicts a very seedy side to the underbelly of Tinseltown (aka Hollywood). Now, how realistic, true or what not this depiction of the sex industry is, I have no idea, but I will say that writer and director Robin Bain managed to turn it into an entertaining enough movie that does paint a horrible picture.

I was intrigued that Dominique Swain was on the cast list, but she wasn't in the movie for 5 minutes, so that was somewhat of a disappointment for me. But hey, that hardly mattered, because they had cast some pretty nice talents for the movie. I must admit that I was really impressed with the performances of Moxie Owens (playing Hope), Cody Renee Cameron (playing Paige) and Psalms (playing Baby Girl). These actresses really carried the movie phenomenally.

It should be said that "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story" is not a movie that will appeal to everyone in the audience, as it deals with some topics that can be rather controversial or sensitive.

Turns out that "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story" was actually a wholehearted movie experience. This was a movie that definitely surprised me, and it is a movie that I think you owe to yourself to sit down and watch, just keep in mind that the movie might be a bit over the edge for some viewers.

I was genuinely entertained by the movie's storyline and its interesting character gallery. As such, I am rating the movie a seven out of ten stars.

yvesdemaria 4 December 2020

To the review saying my review is fake: I have been a member for 8 years, probably wrote 100 short concise reviews and rated several hundreds of movies so my review is not fake, the low budget style makes you feel as if you are there with the actors, and as I said I enjoyed the voyeurism aspect of this movie, I never said it was a masterpiece neither.

I thought it would be kind of boring since low budget but it was actually good and entertaining.

I guess you can either watch it for its political statement / educational purpose or because you are curious and enjoy voyeurism which is my case.

flabelicornio 3 January 2021

So hard to see. This monsters are real. A chronicle of truth and reality in this sick and corrupted world. Endless labyrinth and nightmare with a great sequence of color and aberrations.

More than a movie, a masterpiece. A revealing message and urging call, to unity.

Totally understood my anger and depression. As painful as my injuries and limitations.

Perfect portrait of the devastating footprint of corporate psychopaths. A brave unmasking of our social institutions and our weak leaders referring to this matters. X-ray of our cynicism and complicity as well. A psychedelic hyperreality very well defined. So true. So urgent.

chokdee1 4 December 2020

As a woman who grew up without a father, this film hit me to the core. My heart broke not only for myself as I recalled my own past, but for the women in the film as their stories tragically unfolded before my tear-filled eyes. This film does an amazing job of demonstrating the potential results of an absentee father. I'm literally crying while writing this. Without revealing any spoilers, the story revolves around a teen who is disregarded by her dad in favor of his pregnant "hook up", a single-mom who is just trying to keep her head above water and 2 escort/strippers who have been so used and abused through the years that they turn on the most weak and vulnerable without any conscience whatsoever. The acting from all the women in the film is spot on. I felt the pain, the hope, the angst from each and every one of them. The writing and dialogue is so true to life it almost feels like a documentary at times. A line from the film: "Little girls need their daddy's." I burst into tears. 10/10 Stars. I cannot recommend enough.

TimTimTimmayy 31 December 2020

It's a cheap looking movie but the story is decent. Some of the acting is sketchy to say the least but it's watchable.

fabiio 1 January 2021

The story is so-so. The production, directing and acting isn't great. I'm not sure how this film is rated so highly.

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