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"They say that "sex sells." Well, apparently that axiom is applied to the Motion Picture Academy, as well. Come with me as we review Oscar nominated and Oscar winning movies that feature ladies (and gentlemen) of the evening. Good luck!"
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In 1969, the Motion Picture Association of America began issuing film ratings: G, PG, M (later R) and X (later NC-17); PG-13 was added in 1985. That year's Best Picture Oscar went to an X-rated movie about a male street hustler trying to earn a living in New York City. Name this film.
Julia Roberts received her first Best Actress nomination for "Pretty Woman" (1990), a romantic comedy about a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere) who hires a streetwalker for a week to be his escort. During the polo match in the movie, a woman asks Edward Lewis (Gere) where he found Vivian (Roberts). What was his reply?
In the Yellow Pages
At a massage parlor
Who is the popular 1970s TV mom who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing a working girl in 1960?
This Oscar-winning actress received her first Academy Award nomination for playing a prostitute in 1976 -- at the age of 14! Name her.
(Two words, or just surname)
The 1992 Best Picture award went to "Unforgiven", which was directed by (and starred) Clint Eastwood. In this film, a small group of gunslingers avenge the savage attack of an employee of a house of ill repute. Finish this quote, spoken by Sheriff "Little" Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman): "I even thought I was dead, till I found out it was just I was in ____________."
(One Word - A State)
Which of these actresses gave an Oscar-nominated performance as a sympathetic lady of the evening to a suicidal Nicolas Cage in "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995)?
One of the best films of 1997, "L.A. Confidential" dealt with interwoven subplots involving police corruption and high-dollar escorts. The women worked for an organization known only as Fleur-de-Lis, and they had had plastic surgery in order to make them look like movie stars. Kim Basinger plays one of these women, Lynn, but which movie star did she resemble?
In "Monster" (2003), actress Charlize Theron gave a compelling performance as Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute-turned-serial killer in the 1980s. In what state did Ms. Wuornos commit her murders?
Name the acclaimed actress who won the 1960 Best Actress Oscar for playing a callgirl.
(Two words, or just surname)
In "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), a high-dollar escort named Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) and a "kept man" named Paul Varjak (George Peppard) are apartment neighbors who find that they have more in common than either cares to admit. As the movie progresses, Holly's life appears to be collapsing around her, to the point that the one source of stability in her life is her pet cat. What is the name of her cat?
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