Star 80

Synopsis: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen. Dorothy is a pretty but naive high school senior. Paul immediately falls for Dorothy, who sees in Paul a wise, worldly person unlike herself. Paul believes Dorothy is Playboy material, the magazine he sees as only a springboard to bigger and better things. Paul's dream does become a reality: not only does Dorothy eventually marry him, she becomes the August 1979 Playboy Playmate and ultimately Playboy Playmate of 1979, which does indeed lead to the start of an acting career. As Dorothy's star rises, Paul's life is one of a hanger-on as those in Dorothy's new circle, including Playboy publisher Hugh M. Hefner and movie director Aram Nicholas, don't much like Paul. Paul is unable to eke out a life of his own without using Dorothy's name, which she increasingly is reluctant to provide to her husband. Those that kno
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Bob Fosse
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
90%
R
Year:
1983
103 min
55 Views

[TAPE PLAYER CLICKS ON]

Dorothy:
WHEN

THE EDITOR OF PLAYBOY

TOLD ME I'D WON

"PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR,"

THE FIRST THING OUT OF MY

MOUTH WAS, "ARE YOU SURE?"

[TAPE PLAYER

FAST-FORWARDED]

Interviewer:

DID YOUR BROTHER

MIND YOU BEING:

IN THE MAGAZINE?

I THINK, UH, MY BROTHER

WAS A LITTLE SHY

BECAUSE HE HAS FRIENDS

WHO ARE 18 YEARS OLD,

17 YEARS OLD, WHO SAID,

YOU KNOW,"HEY,

YOUR SISTER'S IN PLAYBOY."

BUT HIS FRIENDS...

WELL, I REMEMBER WHEN I CAME

HOME TO VISIT THE FAMILY

AND THEY CAME OVER

AND THEY SAID,

"I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

WE SAW YOU IN PLAYBOY,"

AND THEY SAID,

"HOW'D YOU GET IN?"

AND, "IT'S SO WONDERFUL."

AND THEN HE STARTED THINKING

THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT...

THAT IS PRETTY NEAT.

YOU KNOW, MY SISTER...

[TAPE PLAYER

FAST-FORWARDED]

PLAYBOY'S MOTTO IS

"THE GIRL NEXT DOOR."

THEY LOOK FOR GIRLS

THAT ARE WHOLESOME AND

FRESH AND YOUNG AND NAIVE,

THEY LOOK FOR ALL OF THAT.

SO MOST OF:

THOSE GIRLS DO, UH,

HAVE THA TYPE OF BACKGROUND.

[TAPE PLAYER

FAST-FORWARDED]

IT TOOK ME 5 MONTHS TO SHOO MY PLAYMATE-OF-THE-YEAR LAYOUT.

I SHOT OVER 20,000 PICTURES.

IT'S PERFECTION.

THEY DON'T GO FOR JUST,

UH, GREAT NUDE SHOTS.

THEY GO FOR ART.

PERFECT ART.

AND I'M PROUD OF THAT.

AND, UM, UM,

I'M HAPPY TO SHARE THA WITH SOMEBODY

WHO CAN APPRECIATE IT.

[TAPE PLAYER

FAST-FORWARDED]

Interviewer:
WOULD YOU LIKE

TO BE JUST LIKE YOUR SISTER

WHEN YOU GROW UP?

Sister:
YEAH.

Interviewer:
WHY?

Sister:
BECAUSE

I'M PROUD OF HER.

[TAPE PLAYER STOPS]

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS]

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS]

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS]

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS,

CLICKS, CLICKS]

[CLICK, CLICK,

CLICK, CLICK]

HI. HOW ARE YOU?

HELLO.

PAUL SNIDER.

YEAH, I'M PAUL SNIDER.

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

SNIDER.

PAUL.

HELLO.

HA, HA, YEAH.

PAUL SNIDER.

AH, F*CK YOU.

F*CK YOU ALL, BASTARDS.

HE SEEMED A LITTLE

PISSED OFF AT SOMETHING.

WHAT, I DON'T KNOW.

BUT NOT A BAD GUY.

HE'S A GOOD TIPPER.

Interviewer:
HOW'D

HE MAKE HIS MONEY?

ALL SORTS OF WAYS.

HE DID SOMETHING FOR

ME HERE AT THE CLUB,

A COCKAMAMIE IDEA.

HE WAS ALWAYS PROMOTING

SOME COCKAMAMIE IDEA.

WHAT KIND OF:

IDEA WAS THIS?

A WET T-SHIRT CONTES USING ALL-LOCAL TALENT.

ALL RIGHT, MILLY.

OH, MILLY!

THERE SHE GOES.

ALL RIGHT, MILLY!

COME ON OUT. REALLY

SHOW THEM WHAT YOU'VE GOT!

MILLY IS VANCOUVER'S

OWN DOLLY PARTON.

THANK YOU, SWEETHEART.

AND HERE COMES NUMBER FOUR.

IT'S LOVELY PAT.

ALL RIGHT.

JUST STEP RIGHT UP

ON THE RUNWAY.

THERE SHE GOES.

WATCH HER GO. WHOA!

WE'RE ALL GETTING WET.

LOOK AT THAT HEAD GO.

LOOK AT THAT HEAD GO!

THERE SHE IS.

WHOA, BABY.

ALL RIGHT.

WHOA!

NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE,

IS THERE, GUYS, HUH?

GOOD SPORT.

COME ON, GIVE HER

A NICE ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

ALL RIGHT,

HERE COMES JERI.

ALL RIGHT,

LET'S GET ANOTHER ONE IN.

COME ON, THERE,

GET IN THERE.

WE'VE GOT 2,

2 JUST LIKE THAT.

NOW GIVE ME 3. COME ON,

MILLY, GET IN THERE.

3 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.

PAUL CLEARED:

ALMOST $900 FOR HIMSELF.

PRETTY GOOD, I THOUGHT.

YOU SHOULD HAVE:

RAISED YOUR MINIMUM.

YOU SHOULD HAVE:

ADVERTISED.

YOU BLEW IT, MAN.

YOU BLEW IT BECAUSE

YOU'RE TOO CHEAP.

TOMORROW, MAC.

HE WASN'T ALWAYS

EASY TO TAKE.

Interviewer:
HOW ELSE

DID HE MAKE HIS MONEY?

OH, JESUS.

HE'D TRY ANYTHING.

HE PIMPED...

DID YOU SAY:

PIMPED?

DID I SAY THAT?

DID I SAY PIMPED?

YEAH, I GUESS I DID.

WITH A COUPLE OF GIRLS,

AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT I HEARD.

OH, YEAH,

HE HAD SOMETHING TO DO

WITH THOSE BIG AUTO SHOWS.

HE SUPPLIED THEM WITH

HOSTESSES, MODELS, SOMETHING.

HAD THE HOTS FOR CARS,

CARS AND GIRLS,

GIRLS AND CARS!

YET ONE THING ABOU THAT LITTLE COCKER,

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