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Nerds and porn stars and…liza minnelli?!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Last night, Pamella Roland and Anchor Bay Films hosted a screening of “Meet Monica Velour” at Landmark Cinema. The cheeky comedy starring Kim Cattrall brought together a coterie of celebs, models and film industry folk to relive their awkward teenage years.


Cattrall, who plays Monica Velour (an ’80s porn star, now a has-been, 49-year-old single mom who lives in a trailer) sat sandwiched between costar Dustin Ingram (who plays Tobe, a painfully awkward teenager with a crush on Velour then & now) and who else? Liza Minnelli (with Rock Ritter)!


Connection? Minnelli made a cameo in Cattrall’s Sex and the City 2…ah ha! We digress…


AVENUEinsider was seated next to Lee Daniels (producer of “Precious” and “Monster’s Ball”) who literally “LOL”ed more often than not throughout the film. Laughing (and I assume squirming through some parts) along with Daniels was Chessy Wilson, Celine Rattray, Peter Berg, Jennifer Missoni, Phillip Bloch, Nigel & Cristen Barker, Neil Rosen, Maggie Betts and Jennifer Ohlsson– to name a few.


Director Keith Bearden said the film was inspired by real people–and Cattrall’s performance in this offbeat love story will undoubtedly appeal to the dreamer (not to mention geek) in all of us!



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