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Meet Monica Velour (2010)

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When an awkward teen meets his favorite porn star, whose career peaked in the '80s, an unexpected friendship follows as the young man gets a glimpse inside Monica Velour's current life as a single mom struggling to make ends meet.


Keith Bearden


Keith Bearden
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Cattrall ... Monica Velour
Dustin Ingram ... Tobe Hulbert
Brian Dennehy ... Pop Pop
Jee Young Han ... Amanda
Daniel Yelsky ... Kenny
Keith David ... Claude
Sam McMurray ... Ronnie
Elizabeth Shapiro Elizabeth Shapiro ... Snickers (as Elizabeth Wright Shapiro)
Jamie Tisdale ... Young Monica
Gracie Rose Gracie Rose ... Kayla
Tony Cox ... Petting Zoo Club Owner
Henry Yuk Henry Yuk ... Amanda's Dad
Kyle Hillman Kyle Hillman ... Jock
Kojo Asiedu Kojo Asiedu ... Classmate (as Kwadwo Asiedu)
Lauren Mae Shafer ... Punk Girl


In this coming-of-age comedy, awkward high school graduate Tobe Hulbert leaves on a road trip to meet Monica Velour, his favorite '80s porn star, at a rare appearance hundreds of miles away. Instead of the glamourous sexpot portrayed on screen, he finds a 49-year-old single mom living in a trailer park in rural Indiana, performing at seedy strip clubs to make ends meet. Starry-eyed and captivated by his crush, Tobe befriends Monica, further complicating her troublesome life; she has to deal with custody over her daughter, a deadbeat boyfriend, her uncompromising and somewhat regrettable legacy, and constant ridiculing for her life choices. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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When fantasy meets reality, everyone deserves a happy ending. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Kim Cattrall gained 20 pounds to play aging porn star Monica Velour. During filming, she would often go to local bars to eat and drink. See more »


Outside her trailer, Monica lights the same cigarette twice. See more »


Claude: ...all effort only postpones are inevitable failures. Good luck!
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Shake Your Baby Fat
Written by Buckra
Performed by Buckra
Courtesy of Detonation Laboratories
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A look at what Samantha could be like in the future. Great acting by Cattrall in a very funny sleeper. I say B
13 August 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Why can't you like normal stuff like everybody else?" Toby is a nerd. He likes things no one else does like 1920's music, but his favorite thing of all is former adult film star Monica Velour (Cattrall). After his Grandfather (Dennehy) insults him one too many times Toby decides to leave, and meets Monica. This is the type of movie that when you watch you like it, but when its over and you look back on it you start to like it more and more. I snickered a few times watching, but when I remember the lines and context I laugh harder. This movie is a surprisingly sweet coming of age tale about a boy on his way up and a woman on her way down. I have a bad habit of, for lack of a better word, over-simplifying a review by comparing it to movies people have heard of. That said...this movie is a cross between "Napolean Dynamite" and "Boogie Nights". If Napolean met the Julianna Moore character from "Boogie Nights" you would have this movie. I will have to say the Kim Cattrall is the perfect choice for this movie and while not being the total opposite of Samantha she is more of a burnt out version of that character. I would love to see at least a Golden Globe nomination for her for this, but I doubt that will happen. Overall, a good movie that will grow on you. I give it a B

Would I watch again? - I think I might

*Also try - Elektra Luxx

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Release Date:

April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss January See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,438, 10 April 2011

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gilbert Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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