Cherry marks the feature film directing debut of Stephen Elliot, founder of LitPAC and author of The Adderral Diaries. From this first trailer, it appears to be the story of a young girl becoming entwined in the porn industry in San Francisco, “the most beautiful city in the world.”
James Franco, Dev Patel, Lili Taylor and Heather Graham all show up too, though I’ve no idea which, if any, has major roles.
Ashley Hinshaw, who plays the lead role, will next be seen in Chronicle, playing a rather less instrumental part, and she’ll also turn up in LOL with Miley Cyrus. If she manages to make a name for herself off of any of these, I’d imagine it will be Cherry.
The film was scripted by director Elliott and Lorelei Lee, a porn performer and lecturer. There’s an interesting interview with her at Salon that might help you suss out her feelings on the industry a little.