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FILM OPENS - TITLE CARD - THE FOLLOWING IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY. BORN NORA LOUISE KUZMA 5/7/1968 BUT WILL BE KNOWN FOREVER AS "ADULT STAR" TRACI LORDS. BY 1986 SHE HAD MADE 77 FILMS. HER FILM "TRACI I LOVE YOU" A FILM MADE SHORTLY AFTER HER BIRTHDAY, WAS TO BE HER LAST. SHE WAS 18 YEARS OLD. FADE IN INT. TELEVISION STUDIO - NIGHT Words on the screen fade in to let us know that it is 1996. A women, the ex-adult film star Traci Lords, is getting make-up applied to her face. A TV interviewer, around 40 years of age, smartly dressed, adjusts his microphone. He talks into it, taps it. INTERVIEWER How long have we got? FLOOR MANAGER(V.O) Twenty seconds. The interviewer gets ready to continue his chat show. Off screen we hear the floor manager count down from ten to six. Traci makes herself comfortable as the make-up girl finishes off. She breaks away as we hear the countdown. The floor manager's hand comes into shot. It gives us a silent fingered countdown. FLOOR MANAGER Five-four-three-two-one. INTERVIEWER Welcome back. Tonight, Traci Lords. We're talking with her about her life and future. Before the break, we were discussing what it is you're up to right now. But like myself and many people watching who don't know, I'd just like to go back to how you became the person we know today. TRACI Where would you like me to start? INTERVIEWER Wherever feels best for you. TRACI I guess my most earliest, vivid recollection, is when my dad finally hit my mom. This was the time my mom knew that she had to take us away and basically, get the hell outta' there. INTERVIEWER An abusive alcoholic? TRACI For sure. INTERVIEWER And you would be.. how old at this time? TRACI Twelve. Twelve years old. We see the camera slowly zoom in as she says this. The screen goes black. MAIN TITLES - NAKED: THE TRACI LORDS STORY FADE IN: TITLE ON SCREEN - STEUBENVILLE, OHIO, 1980 The camera zooms slowly up a garden path, taking us to the front of a house. The house itself looks very disheveled and in need of work. Behind the door, we hear sounds of an argument between a man and a women. We drift in thru the door. The camera then leads us to where the sound is. INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY A man and women are in mid argument. He is of medium build, wearing a white vest and jeans. The women is wearing a shirt and ripped Denims. As they continue arguing, a little girl stands there balling her eyes out. Three other girls sit on the stairs watching. The girl is twelve years old. The young Nora Kuzma. MOM You should hear yourself, you're like a fuckin' joke only you get. DAD She's gonna grow up just like her lyin' bitch mom. MOM Why don't you just admit it. Then we can try to get you some help, you fuckin' bastard. The dad grabs the little girl by the arm, pulling her close to him. He takes a hold of her head. DAD Look at mommy, tell her I didn't touch you. Tell her, you little bitch! MOM Stop it! You're hurtin' her. DAD What's the fuckin' point. You wanna' end up a bitch loser like your mom, go right ahead. Her farther picks up a beer bottle that sits on top of a TV, walks over to the back door and kicks it opens. The mother has her daughters around her as she kneels on the floor. FADE TO BLACK: INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT We are in a typical looking girls bedroom. It is decorated as best it can be. The little girl is woken up. (As to not cause confusion, Traci will now be called by her original birth name until she herself changes it) INT. BEDROOMS - NIGHT Nora and her other sisters are all woken up. Her mom moving from each bedroom. We see her taking out clothes from their wardrobes. We see her getting things from the bathroom. We see half tired, half scared girls of mixed teen ages make there way slowly down stairs that lead into the living room. INT. LIVING ROOM AREA - NIGHT We see the four girls huddled together at the bottom of the stairs. Nora's mom stands there looking at her husband who has passed out on a chair. Beer cans and bottles lay around him. She looks around, then back at him. Staring at him until she's had enough. She shakes her head. She picks up a case, the girls do the same. They exit the house quietly. FADE TO BLACK: TITLE CARD - REDONDO BEACH, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 1980 INT. APARTMENT - DAY It is a busy morning. Nora and two of her sisters are getting ready. They are all kinda' in a hurry, as they take a slice of toast each. Breakfast bowls and orange juice can be seen on a table. They each give their mom a kiss as they exit the apartment. MOM You got everything? You girls be careful now. NORA Bye, Momma. Nora's mom gives her a hug, watching thru the kitchen window as she exits the apartment. EXT. DRIVEWAY - DAY A car, blue in color, with it's doors open, is the transport of choice for the girls. A women in her mid 30s guides the girls into the back. She waves at the mother. We see a shot of her waving back. The doors close and the car drives off. CUT TO: EXT. SCHOOL - DAY The car pulls up outside the local school. The girls get out, and are greeted by two other girls. One girl holds the hand of Nora. The girls enter the school as we hear the bell. FADE TO BLACK: TITLE CARD - TWO YEARS LATER EXT. FRONT OF SCHOOL - DAY Nora, now a few years older, talks with her friend, Tracy. Both girls are wearing colored blouses and jeans. It is a hot day. TRACY You still don't feel so good, huh? She looks as if about to throw up NORA I've felt better. Traci takes a hold of Nora's arm. And not taking no for an answer takes her to the front of the school steps. NORA I know you're right. TRACY You bet. She's there to help. NORA I don't want anyone touchin' me! TRACY Do it for me, huh, please? NORA You come with me? TRACY No problem. CUT TO: INT. OFFICE - DAY We are in inside the office of the school nurse. Nora steps off a set of scales. A glass tube she had in her mouth to take her temperature is taken out of her mouth. NURSE How are you feeling now? NORA Better. NURSE What I think it is cannot be said to you without a parent being here. Will your mom be home now, Nora? NORA (Unsure) I think so. The nurse closes a file she had open, gets up and walks thru a door. She closes the door behind her. INT. OFFICE - DAY Nora's friend, Tracy, sits on a chair looking at a secretary typing away. The camera pans away slowly as Tracy gets up, looks thru a window into the office where Nora is. The nurse and her continue to talk. We don't hear them. (music score here) The camera pans in thru the window. We see Nora with her head bowed as she sits in a chair. NURSE I think it would be best if you were to go now. TRACY What's wrong? NURSE That is something only Nora can share with her parents at this time. She will be informed that you have gone. TRACY Ok. Thank you. Tracy gets up, looks thru a window at Nora, waves. FADE TO BLACK: INT. APARTMENT - NIGHT We see Nora standing there in the middle of the living room. Suddenly there is a slap to her face. She rases her head. Another slap strikes her face. The camera pulls back as we see her Mother in tears. MOM Stupid!. Why? Ain't we got enough troubles!? Nora looks up with tears in her eyes. Her mom pulls her close. MOM We're gonna' get thru this. We'll find a way. NORA Sorry I let you down. MOM Not your fault. I know who's it is. NORA You promised, you said! MOM You ring him, get him over here. NORA But, Momma. MOM Now, Nora. Don't worry. Nora wipes her face, picks up the phone, dials, waits, then speaks. As she speaks the screen slowly fades to black. FADE TO BLACK: INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT We are back in the TV studio interview, as the interviewer continues his chat show. INTERVIEWER This was around the time your boyfriend was putting pressure on you to marry him. He was a little older wasn't he? TRACI A few years, yes. I felt I was a little young to be tied down into marrying a guy I only knew a few months. INTERVIEWER Did you love him? TRACI Sure. Well, I thought I did. I guess it all got to me. INTERVIEWER This is when you decided to run? She picks up a glass of water from the table, takes a sip, puts it down. TRACI Yes. INTERVIEWER And with the help of a fake I.D, something that is so representative of your past, you took a bus to California? TRACI (smiles) Yep. INTERVIEWER And then so began, the beginning of the end? TRACI And then some. Slow camera zoom up to Tracy's eyes. As we see her close up, the camera pans slowly away from her as we are now taken to the next part of her life. TITLE CARD - LOS ANGELES, 1983 INT. BAR - DAY We see Nora, wearing a T-shirt, jeans and an apron, picking up glasses and wiping tables at a bar. The bar has a few people scattered about the place. There is a small stage. A girl is finishing off a dance routine. She finishes and walks off and thru a doorway. The few patrons that are in there, mostly male, give a clap. Nora walks thru a doorway and into a dressing room. The camera follows her. INT. DRESSING ROOM - DAY The young stripper sits in a chair looking into her mirror. There are a few girls inside the room. They each have average looks. Nora enters. NORA Anymore for anymore? STRIPPER No thank you, babe. Just don't let him get his hands on you, ok? NORA Sam? Why would he want me? The girls laugh. One of the strippers speaks - STRIPPER 2 Cos you're young and pretty. Pretty bright too. STRIPPER Yeah. You could be a model. NORA Really? STRIPPER 2 I bet you'd go a long way. STRIPPER Never thought of it? A girl gets up an exits the room. Music can be heard as she exits. NORA Better get, don't wanna' get fired. STRIPPER Ok, darlin'. Catch you later, pretty. Nora looks at her and smiles. Exits the room. CUT TO: INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT We continue our interview. INTERVIEWER He was twenty five years your senior, right? TRACI Yeah, at that time I knew no different. Looking back I guess I now know the pitfall in which I fell into. INTERVIEWER You did however move in with him? TONY I did. He was kind, generous. INTERVIEWER I see. Plus, he helped you get your first modelling job? Traci nods her head. CUT TO : EXT. L.A BEACH - DAY Nora and a friend are laying out on towels catching the sun. As they tan, a man in his 40s, medium build, white jacket, suit trousers, walks towards the young girls. THE GUY I saw you from over there an.. just had to take a closer look. The two girls sit up, looking at the guy. NORA Which one of us? Me or Lucy? Lucy is of similar looks, maybe a few years older. THE GUY You. (smiles) We see the camera move slowly away from them as they continue to talk. Nora's friend Lucy is not part of their conversation. (music score here) We slowly fade to black. FADE TO BLACK: INT. TV STUDIO - DAY TRACI Wasn't long before I'd moved out of a flat I was in, and into his place. INTERVIEWER And your first job? TRACI Yeah, the Jim South Model Agency. TITLE CARD - VAN NUYS BOULEVARD, SHERMAN OAKS, 1983 INT. OFFICE - DAY We are in the offices of the Jim South Model Agency. South is of medium build. He sits behind a desk. As we cut to this scene, South and that of Nora's older partner, are in mid conversation. SOUTH You are indeed pretty. Go thru into the back there and take your clothes off for me. Let's get a better look at what we're dealin' with here. As she walks thru a curtain and into a small cubical, the two guys chat. South is impressed by how many Porn Stars this guy knows. THE GUY Yeah, he's a personal friend of mine. Cousteau often comes around. They seem very close her and John. SOUTH She looks a little young. You sure she's legal? THE GUY I've known this girl from a little age. Pity me and her mother never worked things out. Here.. The guy hands South an I.D. On it is a picture of Nora and the name Kristie Nussbaum, born 11/17/63. THE GUY This girl will do anything you want in porn movies. SOUTH Anything? THE GUY Anything. The two guys look across the room to see Nora standing there naked. The two guys smile at her. She smiles back. FADE TO BLACK: FADE IN: INT. TELEVISION STUDIO - NIGHT The interviewer reads from a clip board. INTERVIEWER Polaroids were taken? TRACI Yeah, for newcomers. INTERVIEWER Your first job, a simulated sex scene? TRACI I remember it so well. FADE INTO: INT. FILM SET - DAY TITLE ON SCREEN - FALL, 83 We're on a typical looking 80s porno set. Various men and women mingle as a scene is being filmed. There is a bed in the middle of a false bedroom set. On the bed is the young Nora. We see the backs of the sound guy, cameraman and Director. Getting themselves ready for action. Nora is now joined by a young naked guy in his late 20s. DIRECTOR Ok, get ready to roll. CAMERAMAN Rolling. The couple on the bed begin to have sex. DIRECTOR Action! Nora and the guy start moaning as the sex continues. The cameraman whispers over to the director. CAMERAMAN Does she realize that this film is simulated? We see a close up of the film crew as they lean in, not believing their eyes. SOUND GUY Is she really fucking him? CAMERAMAN Looks like it thru here. DIRECTOR Keep it rolling. PORN ONLOOKER Why couldn't I get that scene? DIRECTOR Ok, Ok! The Director taps the camera guy on the shoulder, the camera is tilted down. He gets up out of his chair and walks towards the two love makers. Taps Nora on her back, who sits on top of the guy. DIRECTOR We have all we need, you can stop now. NORA What's wrong? DIRECTOR You mean y'don't know? NORA I did wrong? DIRECTOR This is an adult shoot, not a porn movie. NORA Maybe this isn't the film for you, huh? CUT TO: INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT We are back in the TV studio interview, as the interviewer continues his chat show. INTERVIEWER After that it was only a short matter of time before your porn debut? TRACI Yeah. "What gets me hot". INTERVIEWER And your new name? TRACI Yeah. INTERVIEWER Tell us how one Nora Kuzma became that of Traci Lords. She picks up a glass of water from the table, takes a sip, puts it down. TRACI Traci is simple. Tracy was my best friend in school, I just used her name. (smiles) And remember that show, Hawaii Five O? INTERVIEWER One of the best cop shows, yes. TRACI Well, in a strange way I kinda' had a crush on the character Steve Garret. I just used the last name of the actor who played him. INTERVIEWER Jack Lord? TRACI The very guy. I just added the S. The interviewer and Traci both smile at each other. INTERVIEWER Well, it was certainly a name no one ever forgot. TRACI Tell me about it. (Nora is now known as Traci and will continue to be called this from now on) CUT TO: INT. INTERVIEW ROLL - DAY As the film continues, we cut into these interview rolls from time to time. A selection of people ranging from porn stars to film makers associated in Traci's life. Giving their frank opinions on her. We never see or hear them being asked a question, but we hear their answers. TITLE ON SCREEN - PAUL THOMAS - PORN ACTOR PAUL THOMAS She was one of the few actresses who wouldn't stop having sex after the camera was off. She wanted to show she could fuck just as good as porn stars like me. I met her on the set of Sex Fifth Avenue in 1984. She was as cute as can be. A nasty little girl who enjoyed being bad. I just wanted to fuck her. Disco music pumps out as we are shown a montage of Traci. Shots hit the screen of her in various sexual positions. Filming various scenes. Collecting awards on stage. Standing for photographs with fans. The montage ends and drifts back into the 1996 TV interview. INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT INTERVIEWER So, in 85, you set up your own production company? TRACI Yeah, with my husband and manager at the time. INTERVIEWER You split up soon after this, right? TRACI You could say that. FADE INTO: INT INTERVIEW ROLL - DAY TITLE ON SCREEN - JERRY BUTLER Porn star Jerry Butler talks about Traci. JERRY BUTLER I'd never seen a prettier pinup, but in real life she was another cup of tea. When I met her, I wasn't impressed. Traci was hyped so well because she had the innocent girl next door quality that porno companies loved. The girl most likely not to do it. Porky and lazy, her balloon tits didn't do much for me. Then she started to make these orgasmic sounds before I even pulled down my zipper. It was like fucking a voice over. We cut to the next interview. TITLE ON SCREEN - CHRISTIE CANYON CHRISTIE CANYON I turned 18 in June of '84 and I started the business in September of 1984. She was fun. I used to always catch her in lies. I worked with her in about 30 movies. I remember that on one set she would say that she was a virgin until she was 18 - we didn't even know that she wasn't 18 - and then on another set she said when she was in high school she did the whole team. Lots of little weird things like that. We all thought she talked like that because she wanted attention. Certainly no one ever thought she was duping everyone on her age. CUT TO: TITLE CARD - ON THE SET OF JOYS OF EROTICA INT. FILM SET - DAY Traci is about to do a scene with fellow actress Raven. The Director comes into shot. The scene is typical of many indoor sets. A false created living room surrounded by film makers. The camera gives us a quick spin around the room. Taking in various extras, actors, sound guys and cameramen. There is also a table with an open bag of white powder poured out on to it. Various fruits and bottles of water can also be seen. There's a small sofa in the middle of the set. Traci and Raven talk sex as the Director shouts his direction - DIRECTOR Action, girls. RAVEN I'm sick of men in my life. Traci nods her head, takes her hand. The camera zooms in slowly. TRACI They all have ego problems. Everyone of them thinks they have the golden jewel. The best cock around. You have to sit there and play with them, like little toys to make sure they feel they're the best. The porn set is quiet. As only the sound of the girls can be heard. They start to undress each other as they kiss. FADE INTO: INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT The TV interview is in it's break, as Traci talks with the interviewer. TRACI You liked that story, huh? INTERVIEWER What can I say, never in my lifetime. Traci takes a drag from her cigarette and smiles. INTERVIEWER By the way, how am I doing? TRACI Still here. Traci smiles, puts out her cigarette. The sound guy comes into shot. He checks both the microphones they're wearing. SOUND GUY Ok here. INTERVIEWER Thank you. They make themselves comfy as the countdown from five to nothing is heard. INTERVIEWER And we're back. Thanks for joining us tonight, Traci. TRACI You're very welcome. INTERVIEWER We've learned so much of your life, or what you would like us to know about it. I guess, what many people don't know, this may now include the new fan base you have, is why? Why did a young women choose to live the life she did? TRACI It's something that I cannot give an answer to. Y'know, I've blocked it out so much now, that part of my life. Certain things can trigger off a reminder here or there, but just so much I've blocked out. INTERVIEWER I understand. Looking back, do you, or did you ever, feel that you were used? TRACI Everyone's used at some point in their life aren't they? The way I see it, sex isn't bad, people are. CUT TO: INTERVIEW ROLL - TITLE ON SCREEN - SUSIE BRIGHT INT. TV INTERVIEW - DAY Porn actress Susie Bright talks about Traci. SUSIE BRIGHT The reason Traci made a big splash in X-rated cinema is that she made great sex noises whilst being fucked. CUT TO: Another TV porn interview. INT. HOUSE/ TV INTERVIEW - DAY We are in the lavish home of actress Christie Canyon. CHRISTIE CANYON It was different in the 80s, I did films called Kissing Cousin and Little Girls of the street. Those titles were more alluring. Now that's illegal. You can't have any incest in a title. You can't say "little girl". She looks into camera. CUT TO: INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT Interview continues. INTERVIEWER In May 86, you were to film your final ever pornographic film? TRACI It was the last film with my production company, yeah. INTERVIEWER This was the film -"Traci I Love You"? TRACI An investor paid a lot of money for me to do a film in France. INTERVIEWER In Cannes I believe? Beautiful city. Traci smiles at the interviewer. TRACI I can't say I remember. I wasn't exactly going there to sight see. All I know is that it was to be my last. She takes a sip of water. INTERVIEWER When did you know, when did you get those feelings inside that made you say, right, this is going to be the last adult film I do? TRACI I knew taking a shower after shooting the final shot. I was looking up at the shower head, washing clean what I'd just created. Somehow knowing, I need to be clean. Really clean. The interviewer nods. INTERVIEWER What was to happen next, soon after arriving back from France, Was not only a coincidence that happened, but your timing in deciding to leave the industry, in my opinion, was more than the right time to go. TRACI I'm glad it happened when it did. INTERVIEWER And for a time you were responsible for almost shutting down the entire adult industry? Traci gives us a smile. Looks into camera. FADE TO BLACK: FADE INTO: TITLE ON SCREEN - CALIFORNIA, MAY, 1986, SATURDAY. EXT. STREET - DAY We our outside the premises of an adult film company. A few people enter and exit the building. The camera moves slowly back to reveal a parked car. Four men sit inside. They are smartly dressed. Two of the men wear sunglasses. All four doors of the car open. They get out, close doors and quietly walk up to the front entrance. Two men enter the building, two stay outside. One of the guys stands in front of the doorway. The camera zooms in on his I.D badge. The letters F.B.I are clearly seen. CUT TO: EXT. HOME/GARDEN - DAY A lavish party is being held in the garden of porn actress Ginger Lynne. Famous faces from the world of adult film can be seen. The party is in full swing. Bikini clad women surround guys in the pool, as various people eat and drink. As they all continue to have fun, the camera pulls back to reveal a part of the lawn that is not occupied. It is soon filled by six guys. They surround the party. Screams can be heard. The music that was playing is suddenly cut off. The camera zooms in on the back of one of the guys blue coat. The letters F.B.I are clearly seen in yellow. CUT TO: EXT. STEPS - DAY Ginger Lynne is escorted by the F.B.I guys down a set of steps that lead up to her house. The party people stand there looking vacant as the back door of a parked up car is opened. GINGER LYNNE Sure you brought enough guys? F.B.I MAN You'd know all about that. She is put into the back of the car. The door is closed. CUT TO: INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT INTERVIEWER Sounded like a busy day for the Feds? Traci takes a drag from her cigarette. TRACI I don't think a stone was unturned that afternoon. INTERVIEWER I take it you were the last? TRACI I knew something was up that day. I'd not long got back from shopping. Still hadn't emptied all my bags. INTERVIEWER Then came the knock? CUT TO: INT. HOUSE - DAY We are in the home of Traci, as many assorted fashion brand bags are scattered around the living room. Traci can be seen taking a blouse out of one of the bags and putting it close to her chest. Walks over to a mirror, looks at her reflection and smiles. TRACI (to herself) Pretty cool, miss Kuzma. The doorbell is rang. Traci makes her way casually across the living room and into a hallway. INT. HALLWAY - DAY We see the back of Traci as she gets to the door and opens it. As she opens it, it reveals several men standing there. These men are smartly dressed. They each wear name tags. We see a close up of Traci's eyes as they look down to read. The camera zooms in on an I.D badge of one of the guys. The letters F.B.I are shown big on the screen as we see a shot of Traci's eyes as they widen. One of the guys speaks. F.B.I MAN Tracy Lords? The screen slowly fades to black. FADE TO BLACK: FADE IN: We see a close up slow motion shot of a hammer hitting it's wooden base. The kind of hammer used by a court judge. We hear the echoing noise as it hits the target. We then fade into a montage of similar scenes. Each scene is shot in slow motion. They fade in and fade out. We see Ginger Lynne sitting in a cell as the doors are closed. We see boxes of video cassettes being put in the back of a van. We see people being put into the backs of cars. We see two men standing in a court house with their backs to us as they wait for what looks like a summing up from the judge. FADE OUT: FADE IN: INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT Traci puts out her cigarette. Takes a sip of water. INTERVIEWER What did you feel when all this suddenly came down around you? TRACI Y'know, I had a sort of feeling. Of course it was a total shock. Lots of people I'd worked with were pulled in that very hot Saturday. INTERVIEWER Among many, Jim South? TRACI Yeah, he seemed to have a sort of knack for finding young girls. INTERVIEWER And your friend, Ginger Lynne? TRACI Yeah, we never spoke too much after that. I guess overall, I pissed quite a few people off. INTERVIEWER (looks at his clipboard) Jim south got off without going to jail.. Traci shakes her head TRACI Typical. INTERVIEWER However, film maker, Rubin Gottesman received a one-year sentence? TRACI So I heard. INTERVIEWER It is said that you spent a fortune on legal fees, but you were never charged? TRACI Yeah, that's true. The only people who made good out of this whole sorry mess were the lawyers. INTERVIEWER It's also on record that you once said, I've never even seen a porno. The thought of seeing any of my own is just horrible? She smiles at the interviewer. TRACI All I know is that I never saw any of the films after completion. Looking back it's hard to remember myself making any of them at all. I was drinking and addicted to many drugs. Luckily I snapped out of it. CUT TO: INT. OFFICE - DAY We are in the office of the Jim South Model Agency. Jim sits and talks about Traci. JIM SOUTH Is that what she's claiming now? That's an absolute lie. I never saw the girl take drugs. I would've had complaints. We jump straight into another interview roll - INT. OFFICE - DAY Film maker Bill Margold talks frankly on his feelings about Traci. MARGOLD Someday, Traci will wind up the cornerstone of a bank building. I will not be unhappy when Traci gets knocked off. When you create a sea of lies, you drown in your own lies. The people she's hurt do not forget. We jump again to the next interview roll - We are in the home of former porn actress Ginger Lynne. CUT TO: INT. HOME/INTERVIEW - DAY GINGER LYNNE In 1986, a couple of nice people from the FBI knocked on my door, and politely asked me to testify on behalf of an actress who was allegedly underage, (let's call her Stacey Fords), and against producers in the adult film industry. I refused. They said "if you don't testify we will make your life very difficult." I testified, but I had difficulty remembering anyone's name. Oops! Shortly after that day the two nice people came back to my home and read me my rights, stating that I was under federal investigation for tax evasion. Those charges were dropped and new ones took their place. Another nice man from the FBI was then paid to watch my movies, look at my nude photos and who knows what else for five years to find out exactly what I may have done wrong. A trial took place. I was facing six years in prison for 'willfully subscribing to file a false tax return' in the amount of $2,078.00. I lost, not only the case, but my home as well, and four and a half months of my life that were spent in prison. I spent almost $400,000 to defend myself from charges arising from Traci's under-age status. I spent 17 days in federal prison, 30 days in drug rehab, and three months in a halfway house all directly related to the Traci Lords case. We cut to the final interview roll - TITLE ON SCREEN - Former Los Angeles County District Attorney Ira Reiner. INT. OFFICE/INTERVIEW - DAY IRA REINER She may well be a hard professional now, but she was 15...when the pornographic film industry got a hold of her. The thrust of our investigation is directed towards the industry that exploited her. CUT TO: INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT We are back in the TV interview. INTERVIEWER Any final words on the whole outcome of that scandal? She puts her cigarette down, looks into the eyes of the interviewer. TRACI I'm older an a little wiser now. At that time I guess I went into it thinking, If you're sexy, everybody will love you. That's what I wanted - for everyone to love me. The interviewer smiles. INTERVIEWER Thank you for sharing your honesty. TRACI You're welcome There's a moment of silence. Traci puts out her cigarette and takes a sip of her water, then puts it down. The interviewer takes some pages off his clip board and places them down by his side. He then continues. INTERVIEWER You pretty much went out of the spotlight for a few years until your return in 1988 with the Roger Corman sci-fi picture, "Not Of This Earth"? TRACI That was a great film to be involved in. Didn't do so well, sorry to say. INTERVIEWER In the film, you did two nude scenes? TRACI Yeah, I got offered film after film. They all had a part for me, as long as it involved taking my clothes off. INTERVIEW You certainly stuck to your word. In 1989 you got a new agent? TRACI Yes. The lovely Don Geller. INTERVIEWER Then came one of your big breaks into the mainstream. The 50s set John Waters comedy, "Cry Baby". Co starring Johnny Depp? TRACI Yeah, for the first time in a long time I felt I was involved in something good. INT. DRESSING ROOM - DAY TITLE ON SCREEN - ON THE SET OF CRY BABY, 1990 We are in the dressing room of Traci, as make-up is applied to her face. A head pops into the room from an opened door. It is film Director John Waters. JOHN WATERS That's just the look we want, Traci. Ten minutes Ok, honey? TRACI Cool, John. The make-up girl finishes and spins Traci around in her chair to look at her reflection in the bulbed mirror. MAKE-UP GIRL One Wanda Woodward is born. Traci looks into the mirror and smiles. TRACI Just the look I was after. Looks into the mirror and winks. CUT TO: INT. TV STUDIO - NIGHT The interview continues INTERVIEWER Then soon after came the hit Stephen King TV adaptation of "The Tommy knockers" and the hit show Melrose Place. Soon after this, you found love in your life? TRACI I guess it sounds funny coming from me, but for the first time in my life I'm starting to get out there and date. He smiles at Tracy. INTERVIEW And this isn't the only music you've been making? Traci laughs. TRACI Oh! My singing? INTERVIEWER Yes. I refer to the 1995 Techno Album 1,000 Fires. And that catchy single "Control". TRACI I knew I could sing from quite an early age, y'know? INTERVIEWER Well someone was listening. Pushing it up to No 1 on the American Bill Board charts. TRACI I guess it's Ok. INTERVIEWER I've heard it, and you rock. TRACI (embarrassed) Thank you. The interviewer smiles back at Traci, puts his clipboard down. INTERVIEW I guess this pretty much takes us up to the hear and now. You're promoting the album now, right? Doing some signing? TRACI Yeah, headin' out to Japan at the end of this month. They have a pretty full on techno following over there. It's one of my favorite places to be. And soon I'm gonna' start on in on my next film. INTERVIEWER Extramarital, right? TRACI Yeah, which I also hope to produce. The interviewer leans forward putting his back more into the chair. INTERVIEWER All I can say finally on that is, Good look on that and everything you do in the future. And thank you for opening up for us tonight. Traci gives a giggle. INTERVIEWER So to speak. Traci, thank you. Traci smiles. TRACI You're very welcome. The interviewer swivels around on his chair to face a camera. He turns away from Traci and looks straight into camera. Close up of interviewers face. INTERVIEWER Tracy Lords. The screen goes black. The screen is blank for a few moments. On screen we see the following sentences appear. They each fade in then fade out. THREE YEARS AFTER RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME,TRACI RETURNED TO TELL HER MOTHER, "I FUCKED UP" THEORIES ON WHO TIPPED OFF THE FBI ABOUT TRACI ARE LEGION. NOTHING HAS YET BEEN ESTABLISHED. TRACI CONTINUES TO MAKE A SUCCESS STARRING IN TV AND FILM. SHE IS ALSO A RECORDING ARTIST. TO THIS DAY, SHE STILL TRIES TO SHAKE OFF THE TAG THAT FOLLOWS HER TO EVERY JOB INTERVIEW. THAT OF - "FORMER PORN STAR" As the final sentence fades, a picture of Traci as she looks now appears on screen. FADE TO BLACK: The end titles roll - THE END © 2005/2008 New Version.
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