Girl 27
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In 1937, Patricia Douglas was a 20-year-old living in Hollywood with her mother, a dressmaker. Patricia was a talented dancer who had landed bit parts in several movies when she was hired for what she was told would be a day's work at the Hal Roach Studios in a project for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. However, the truth was Patricia was one of 120 young woman hired as hostesses for a wild party being thrown by MGM for 282 regional sales men from distribution branches around the country. The evening turned into a drunken free-for-all, and Patricia was raped by a salesman from Chicago. MGM was… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Writer David Stenn stumbled across the shocking story of Patricia Douglas and MGM around the time he was finishing his biography of Jean Harlow, and he immediately sprang into action."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"Girl 27 is about the moral hypocrisy of Hollywood as well as a testament to the lingering damage inflicted by rape."
‑ Sura Wood, Hollywood Reporter
"... his tone of righteous indignation, while justifiable, sometimes gets in the way of the valuable points he makes ..."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"[Girl 27] not without fascination, in part because he's dug up extraordinary footage that features Douglas and her attacker. He also dug up Douglas herself, and it's her story that dominates the movie."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"This stunning expose of Hollywood's buried scandal is a revelation about the movie industry's influence, and a well-documented backgrounder on Hollywood's 'casting couch' attitude towards women"
‑ Jennifer Merin, About.com
"Pic's self-serving approach is contemptible."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Archival clips and personal interviews tell a fascinating story of a girl done in by the corruption of MGM, the District Attorney, her attorney, and her own mother!"
‑ Tony Medley, tonymedley.com
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