The Notorious Bettie Page is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by Mary Harron. The screenplay by Harron and Guinevere Turner focuses on 1950s pinup and bondage model Bettie Page, portrayed by Gretchen Mol.
Bettie Page is an ambitious, naïve, and devout young Christian woman who longs to leave Nashville, Tennessee, following a childhood of sexual abuse, a failed wartime marriage, and a gang rape. In 1949, she departs for New York City, where she enrolls in an acting class. Amateur photographer Jerry Tibbs discovers her walking on the beach at Coney Island and she agrees to model for him. He suggests she restyle her hair with the bangs that would become her trademark.
|contentLocation||Miami Miami metropolitan area New York City Tennessee|
|keywords||act altar call bettie page bondage bunny yeager casting director child sexual abuse christian woman coney island drift estes kefauver evangelical fetish film still hear irving klaw jesus christ john willie miami beach movie stills nashville tennessee on the beach sexual abuse sexual fetishism social life suffer top model underground world walk|
|productionCompany||HBO Films Killer Films|
|recordedAt||Miami New York City|
|theme||biographical biographical drama independent|