It's the true life tales that get you by the throat! 1983's Star 80 is based on the true story of former Playboy model, turned actress Dorothy Stratten.
Mariel Hemmingway played the ill fated Stratten, a girl from a rural background who one day meets the exciting Paul Snider (Eric Roberts) who whisks her off to Hollywood to show her the things life offers. While Snider no doubt loves Stratten, she is essentially his cash cow, a route for him to become a celebrity.
Star 80 is an emotional tale, made all the more tragic by the genuine portrayal by Hemmingway as the actress who lived a troubled life, which ultimately came to a horrific end.
You can purchase Star 80 on Region 1 DVD by clicking the link below through to Amazon.