R | | Drama
A teenage girl lives as a prostitute in New Orleans in 1917.
Candice Bergen, Cher, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Diane Keaton, Liza Minnelli, Cybill Shepherd, Sissy Spacek, Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver were all considered for the role of Hattie.
You think of me as a child.
Violet is wearing a thong (the straps are visible) when she flounces out of the room where Bellocq had posed her naked on the couch.
The closing credits include a card that states, "With our gratitude for the priceless music of FERDINAND "JELLY ROLL" MORTON."
Against his own wishes UK censor James Ferman was forced to make minor edits to the original cinema version under the 1978 Protection of Children Act, and pubic hair was optically airbrushed onto a scene where Brooke Shields is sitting with her legs slightly spread so that 'the actual cleft was not visible'. A further cut was also made to remove a very brief shot of her standing up in a bath. The edits were fully waived for the 1987 video release.