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Watch: Porn, James Franco & the Quest for Self Discovery in Trailer for "About Cherry"

By Srimathi Sridhar | Indiewire July 30, 2012 at 2:58PM

The San Francisco porn circuit gets its moment of glory with former sex worker and director Stephen Elliot's film, "About Cherry." Co-written by Elliot and NYU lecturer and writer Lorelei Lee, a porn performer, the film boasts stars such as James Franco, Heather Graham and Dev Patel.  Starring Ashley Hinslow as Angelina, a teen who leaves her troubled home and mother (Lili Taylor) behind for San Francisco with her best friend (Patel). While there, she begins cocktailing at a local strip joint, where she meets a lucrative lawyer (Franco) and begins exploring the porn industry under the name "Cherry" and the guidance of an adult film director (Graham), who was once a performer herself. Through this journey, Hinslow questions and comes to grip with her role in society.  Take a peak at the film's trailer below before it comes out on VOD August 9th. IFC Midnight will release the film to theaters September 21st 
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About Cherry

The San Francisco porn circuit gets its moment of glory with former sex worker and director Stephen Elliot's film, "About Cherry." Co-written by Elliot and NYU lecturer and writer Lorelei Lee, a porn performer, the film boasts stars such as James Franco, Heather Graham and Dev Patel. 

Starring Ashley Hinslow as Angelina, a teen who leaves her troubled home and mother (Lili Taylor) behind for San Francisco with her best friend (Patel). While there, she begins cocktailing at a local strip joint, where she meets a lucrative lawyer (Franco) and begins exploring the porn industry under the name "Cherry" and the guidance of an adult film director (Graham), who was once a performer herself. Through this journey, Hinslow questions and comes to grip with her role in society. 

Take a peak at the film's trailer below before it comes out on VOD August 9th. IFC Midnight will release the film to theaters September 21st 





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