The Notorious Bettie Page
THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE (15)
D: Mary Harron
Picturehouse/HBO (Pamela Koffler, Katie Roumel & Christine Vachon)
W: Mary Harron & Guinevere Turner
DP: W. Mott Hupfel III
Ed: Tricia Cooke
Mus: Mark Suozzo
Gretchen Mol (Bettie Page), Lili Taylor (Paula Klaw), Chris Bauer (Irving Klaw), Jared Harris (John Willie), Sarah Paulson (Bunny Yeager), Cara Seymour (Maxie Lee)
Well-handled, art house biopic of 1950's pin-up model Bettie Page, focusing on the point where her career was caught up in political scandal following her highly provocative photographs.
Gretchen Mol delivers a fantastic breakthrough performance as the sexpot icon, but the adult subject matter won't be for everyone.