Hattie, a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet. When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother's madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.
Plot Keywords: prostitute, photographer, brothel, virgin, new orleans, louisiana, photography, young prostitute, loss of virginity, brothel madam, child prostitution, early 1900s
|Writers||Louis Malle, Polly Platt, Polly Platt|
|Production Country||United States of America|