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Theron, Charlize. (Added Author). Damon, Mark, 1933- (Added Author). Peterson, Clark. (Added Author). Kushner, Donald. (Added Author). Wyman, Brad. (Added Author). Jenkins, Patty. (Added Author). Ricci, Christina. (Added Author). Dern, Bruce. (Added Author). Tergesen, Lee. (Added Author). Corley, Annie. (Added Author). Wilson, Scott, 1942- (Added Author). Bernstein, Steven. (Added Author). B. T. (Brian Transeau), 1971- (Added Author). Meyers, Rhona. (Added Author). McAvoy, Edward T., 1949- (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Scott Wilson. (Cast).


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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 109 min.)) : sd., col.
    electronic resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Screen Media : Made available through hoopla, 2003.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Patty Jenkins.
Participant or Performer Note: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Scott Wilson.
Summary, etc.: Charlize Theron abandons her glamorous image for this stark drama, in which she plays a mentally unstable prostitute who becomes a serial killer. Aileen Wuornos (Theron) was a woman who survived a vicious and abusive childhood to become a thick-skinned but emotionally injured adult. Homeless most of the time, Wuornos survived by working as a prostitute; later in Florida, down to her last few dollars and contemplating suicide, she stopped for a beer in a bar. There, she met Selby (Christina Ricci), a woman in her early twenties who was kicked out after her Christian parents learned of her lesbian lifestyle. Selby is immediately attracted to Aileen, who soon finds herself equally infatuated with her. Selby runs away and moves into a cheap hotel with Aileen, who initially pays the bills by hooking. However, as money runs low, Aileen finds herself unable to land a regular job. Pressure mounts between the two. One night, after a 'client' attacks her, Aileen pulls a gun and kills the man. Although the murder can be categorized as self-defense, Aileen's loathing for the men who hire her for sex becomes so excessive that she begins killing her clients regardless of how they behave towards her. Meanwhile, Selby becomes aware of her lover's instability and the bloody consequences of her actions.
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Rated R.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Abused women United States Drama
Criminal behavior Florida Drama
Prostitutes' customers Florida Drama
Prostitutes Florida Drama
Women serial murderers United States Drama
Wuornos, Aileen Drama
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