Written by Goofs Jolie's accent is typical of that of a native of the southern United States, but it is rare for a person from New Orleans or anywhere in south Louisiana to have such an accent. Miriam is shunned by her conservative family and her colleagues in the adult film world. She took her accidental fame and used it to form a platform for feminist women in the porn industry. » People need to learn how to review a 'film', and not express their opinions on politics or religion! Click through to meet the rest of the cast. When her secret life was discovered by a male student, it quickly spread throughout the university and she became a target of cyberbullyig and death threats. Unfortunately, a male student discovers her secret and she has to deal with the fallout of her secret getting exposed. Weeks was spotted in a porn movie by a fellow Duke student, who outed her and incited a.
I even recognized one of her speeches verbatim in the film on one of the interviews. Weeks told her parents that she was staying on campus and informed her roommate that she'd be in California, but she didn't provide a reason. She was vilified on the internet and even received threats. Weeks said in the interview that she understands the porn films are something that will follow her for the rest of her life, and that her decision to make the films has damaged relationships. At the time of the interview, she was applying for an internship at Duke's Women's Center and had been asked by a professor to speak to his public-policy class about the porn industry. Callous insults were just the beginning — Weeks also received multiple death threats. True friends were hard to find, but Weeks' roommate was supportive and she had made other friends through clubs like the College Republicans.
Read on for a preview of the film. Saturday on the cable network. But when a male student discovers who she is and exposes her secret, Miriam is faced with an onslaught of death threats and cyber-bullying. Out of the 5 reviews before posting mine, at least 2 are garbage and don't discuss the actual film made. When a change of circumstances leaves Miriam unable to pay her college tuition, she makes a surprising decision: to start performing in adult films, using the pseudonym Belle Knox. Tuition at a top university like Duke comes with a hefty price tag — and, in , which premieres on Saturday, Feb.
I don't feel respected at Duke. Miriam lies to her family and her friends at school, keeping her double life a secret. But when a male student discovers who she is and exposes her secret, Miriam is faced with an onslaught of death threats and cyber-bullying. Miriam Weeks tells Bustle she was not consulted about the movie and she has received no compensation. One impulsive decision has quickly spiralled out of control - and Miriam's problems are being held against her.
Harcharan Weeks Peter Graham as Dr. She was born in Palo Alto, California and you can. Weeks is certainly not the first college student to work in the porn industry, so the fact that she attended one of the country's most prestigious universities surely played a role in the ensuing media frenzy. She supports the legalization of prostitution in the United States, and as of 2015 no longer works in the pornography industry. Despite his promise to keep her secret, he promptly told all his fraternity brothers — and the cyberbullying commenced immediately. News: Weeks has since become an outspoken supporter of feminism and rights for sex workers. This story will sound familiar to many people — so if you're wondering if , the answer is yes.
Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Production Co: Sepia Films. . It was very interesting and compelling. All in all, I think this film was on point on her real life story and anyone who has interest in this girl or this topic should see it. So, she decides to become porn star Belle Knox. But when a male student discovers who she is and exposes her secret, Miriam is faced with an onslaught of death threats and cyber-bullying. But her confident stand has unintended consequences.
She also has her own. The movie, featured in the trailer below, is inspired by the true story of Miriam Weeks, a college freshman at Duke University who chose to become a porn star under the pseudonym of Belle Knox to pay her sizable tuition expenses without taking loans. The film debuts on Lifetime at 8 p. Furthermore, once her story became public, Weeks didn't shy away from interviews with the likes of Howard Stern, Piers Morgan, Dr. Miriam fights back: she talks to the media, saying her new line of work empowers her as a feminist. Today, at age 21, Weeks continues to speak out against cyberbullying. Although Lifetime movies always use some artistic license, Weeks' true story is fascinating and it has all the makings of an interesting, thought-provoking film.
A story inspired by true events. What are the odds of somebody even noticing me? Her other credits include episodes of House, Growing Up Fisher, Dollhouse, Ghost Whisperer and Dollhouse. Weeks made national news in January 2014 when the story broke that in order to avoid wracking up debt from student loans. I certainly would take it back. As she told Rolling Stone in an April 2014 interview, Weeks' stage name was inspired by Belle from Beauty and the Beast and her fascination with Amanda Knox, the American college student who was accused of murdering her roommate while she was studying abroad in Italy.