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The Notorious Bettie Page is a biographical film about pinup and bondage model Bettie Page, who is portrayed by Gretchen Mol. The film is directed by Mary Harron, who co-wrote with Guinevere Turner. The original music score was composed by Mark Suozzo.

The film had its world premiere at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, and was released in theaters in early April 2006. It was released on DVD in the U.S. on September 26, 2006. The film's tagline is "The pin-up sensation that shocked the nation."

Plot summary Edit

As a teen, Bettie Page is a smart, plucky girl with ambitions beyond her Nashville, Tennessee roots, but is actually quite innocent. Suffering varying degrees of abuse from her father, her first husband, and suitors of dubious virtue, Page makes her way to New York City, where an amateur photographer discovers her lounging on the beach. It is not long before images of the shapely brunette reach Irving and Paula Klaw, brother-and-sister entrepreneuers who publish illicit magazines dedicated to men's fetishes. The casual nudist Page eventually finds herself acquiescing to their requests to don thigh-high boots, whips, and chains, which raise the ire of the smut-fearing senator Estes Kefauver. In the end, Page faded into obscurity after she retired to her much loved getaway in Miami, Florida, and converted to Christianity, but is never ashamed of her modeling career.

Cast Edit

Actor Role
Gretchen Mol Bettie Page
Chris Bauer Irving Klaw
Jared Harris John Willie
Sarah Paulson Bunny Yeager
Cara Seymour Maxie
David Strathairn Estes Kefauver
Lili Taylor Paula Klaw
John Cullum Nashville Preacher
Matt McGrath Nervous Man
Austin Pendleton Teacher
Norman Reedus Billy Neal
Dallas Roberts Scotty
Alejandro Chabán Armand

See also Edit

External links Edit

de:The Notorious Bettie Page fr:The Notorious Bettie Page ja:ベティ・ペイジ (映画) pl:Słynna Bettie Page

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