The Girl Next Door

Overview

In 1995, Oklahoma housewife Stacy Baker sent a topless photo to Gallery, a men's magazine which printed it in their "Girl Next Door" feature. The photo prompted an invitation from Hustler to pose for a photo spread, which led to an offer to star in a porno movie, and Stacy soon left her husband, headed to Los Angeles, and never looked back. A few years later, she was making up to two thousand dollars for each sex scene she performed on camera. The Girl Next Door examines Stacy Valentine's new life and career as ...
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Overview

In 1995, Oklahoma housewife Stacy Baker sent a topless photo to Gallery, a men's magazine which printed it in their "Girl Next Door" feature. The photo prompted an invitation from Hustler to pose for a photo spread, which led to an offer to star in a porno movie, and Stacy soon left her husband, headed to Los Angeles, and never looked back. A few years later, she was making up to two thousand dollars for each sex scene she performed on camera. The Girl Next Door examines Stacy Valentine's new life and career as one of the leading stars in adult entertainment, as she explains her success "I know I'm good at sex"; deals with her mother, who remains supportive but refuses to see her daughter's movies; shares the occupational hazards of life as a porn star frequent rounds of plastic surgery and the difficulty of maintaining a romantic relationship; and struggles to live a normal life in a business that doesn't always encourage it. The Girl Next Door was directed by Christine Fugate, who previously made several acclaimed documentaries for PBS, including Tobacco Blues and Mother Love, and worked on the Playboy Channel's magazine series Sexcetera.
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Special Features

Stacy's retirement party; Theatrical trailer; EPK press interviews; Photo gallery; Sneak previews; :30 second TV spot; Deleted scenes
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Editorial Reviews

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This effort in the ever-growing "porn documentary" subgenre is interesting because it is neither a kitschy glorification nor a grim condemnation of the adult film business. Instead, The Girl Next Door succeeds because it brings the business down to a personalized level by focusing on Stacy Valentine. At first, her life seems like a hedonist's dream: plenty of sex, travel, and money for pleasure. However, as The Girl Next Door continues, it knowingly documents the dark side of the business by letting it speak for itself: we see Valentine suffer emotional emptiness, witness how the business allows people to hide their real problems under a surface sense of exhibitionism, and observe the ongoing struggle to find love amongst all the sex. Director Christine Fugate wisely hangs back and lets Valentine and her co-workers open up the story for the cameras, only commenting on certain events (example: an ironic song choice gets played over a gruesome plastic-surgery montage). All in all, The Girl Next Door is mainly a specialty item for the cult movie crowd, but they will be impressed by this documentary's personalized and fair-handed approach.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2006
  • UPC: 825284200379
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Indican
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 70,258

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stacy Valentine Participant
Veronica Hart Participant
Julian Participant
Russell Hampshire Participant
Christine Fugate Participant
Technical Credits
Christine Fugate Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer
Kate Amend Score Composer, Editor
Adam Berns Producer
Eren McGinnis Producer
Michele Wernick Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Girl Next Door
1. Chapter 1 [2:40]
2. Chapter 2 [5:32]
3. Chapter 3 [4:23]
4. Chapter 4 [4:02]
5. Chapter 5 [3:28]
6. Chapter 6 [2:41]
7. Chapter 7 [2:16]
8. Chapter 8 [3:08]
9. Chapter 9 [3:09]
10. Chapter 10 [3:07]
11. Chapter 11 [5:21]
12. Chapter 12 [9:22]
13. Chapter 13 [5:56]
14. Chapter 14 [5:13]
15. Chapter 15 [4:44]
16. Chapter 16 [3:27]
17. Chapter 17 [4:16]
18. Chapter 18 [4:09]
19. Chapter 19 [2:42]
20. Chapter 20 [2:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Girl Next Door
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Stacy's Retirement Party
      Press Coverage
      Television Spot
      Theatrical Trailer
      Sneak Previews
         Pure
         Always Say Goodbye
         The Young Unknowns
         Face
      Deleted Scenes
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