Girl 27
Girl 27 (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter

Girl 27 is about the moral hypocrisy of Hollywood as well as a testament to the lingering damage inflicted by rape.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

... his tone of righteous indignation, while justifiable, sometimes gets in the way of the valuable points he makes ...

Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

[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.

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Jennifer Merin
About.com

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

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

Pic's self-serving approach is contemptible.

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Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

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!

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Steve K
Raining on the idea of the golden age of Hollywood, this is the story of a young girl who is raped at an MGM party, whose name the studio smears and libels, and… More
jay nixon
Harrowing, sad story of how an unconscionable act covered up by an all mighty studio system basically crushed and twisted an innocent young woman into a frigid,… More
Jason Spencer
A very good documentary about the seediness of old Hollywood. I was amazed at all the old footage that was available for this story and it really brought the… More