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461 Ratings

The Notorious Bettie Page

Directed by Mary Harron
United States, 2005
Biography, Drama


The legendary pin-up photos of Bettie Page, who grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York, make her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, transforming her into an erotic icon.

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The Notorious Bettie Page Directed by Mary Harron

Critics reviews

The mix of materials evoking the period is far from seamless, and we can’t always be sure what’s archival and what’s simulated because sometimes the filmmakers are trying to fool us. But their preoccupation with the manufacture of images keeps this exercise in exposure and concealment interesting.
April 21, 2006
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