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Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby (1978)

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

DirectorLouis Malle
WritersLouis Malle, Polly Platt, Polly Platt
Production CompanyParamount
Production CountryUnited States of America
Spoken LanguageEnglish

Alternate Titles

La petite
Csinos kislány
프리티 베이비