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If you are serious about your acting career, you need to land a talent agent to represent you. You also need to submit your photos and resumes to casting directors who audition actors. You need to study acting with the best coaches. You need the proper paperwork and permits to be able to work in the many locations that filming takes place these days. You need the best headshots that you can afford, because your headshots are your calling-card to the industry. I highly recommend getting the 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks which have comprehensive listings of the top talent agents, casting directors, acting teachers and schools, headshot photographers and photo duplication services, work permits and visa information and applications, and much more important lists and information. The eBooks are available for many locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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Major feature film 'Ride Along 2' open casting call scheduled for June 27, 2014

Miami Casting Calls

Universal Pictures feature film Ride Along 2 will hold an open casting call this Friday in the Miami, Florida area.

RA2 Productions and Will Packer Productions in association with Rainforest Films and MBST Entertainment will begin production in July on the Universal Pictures comedy feature film Ride Along 2. The casting team has scheduled an open casting call seeking people of all ages and types to appear in the film as paid background extras. In addition to the extras, experienced film crew members can submit resumes to the production. Details posted below.

Ride Along 2 is the sequel to Ride Along, which was released on January 17, 2014. Ride Along was produced on a $25 million budget, and grossed over $153 million at the box office. Ride Along 2 centers on Ben and James, who head to Miami on a case that involves the slick and wicked Serge Pope. While in Miami, they team up with Maya, a smart and beautiful Miami Police Department Detective. Ben is excited about proving himself to be the best detective ever and hoping all goes smoothly so he can make it back to Atlanta in time for his wedding.

Starring in Ride Along 2 is two-time Image Awards winner Kevin Hart returning as Ben Barber, and Chicago Film Critics Association Awards winner Ice Cube reprising his role as James Payton. Also returning is Image Awards nominee Tika Sumpter as Angela Payton. Three-time Black Reel Awards nominee Tim Story will again direct from an original screenplay by Santa Barbara International Film Festival Audience Choice Award winners Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Producers are Matt Alvarez, Larry Brezner, Ice Cube, and William Packer. Nicolas Stern will executive produce. Universal Pictures will handle domestic distribution. Ride Along 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on January 15, 2016.

Ride Along 2 Open Casting Call Details

Marinella Hume Casting will be holding an open casting call in Miami, Florida on Friday June 27, 2014. They are seeking all types of people to work as fully paid extras, and no experience is necessary. There are no fees whatsoever to attend the open casting call or to be cast in the film.

Where:

Hollywood Rotary Club
2349 Taylor Street
Hollywood, FL 33020

When:

Friday June 27, 2014
1:00pm - 7:00pm

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, but are able to make yourself available to work in the Miami area, you can submit to the following:

RA2MHC@gmail.com

You MUST include the following:

Full Name
Age
Location
Contact Information (including phone number and email address)
Three Recent Color Snapshots, Headshot, Waist Up, and Full Length (no hats, no sunglasses, no side shots)

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of Florida and in the United States.

The 2014 Miami Resource Guide eBook includes the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Miami and the United States:

• Links for Child Labor Information
• Florida Child Labor Laws
• Employment of Minors by the Entertainment Industry
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application

In addition to the following Miami Actors Resources:

• Miami Casting Directors List
• Miami Extras Casting Directors List
• South Florida Talent Agents
• Florida Talent and Modeling Agency Information
• General Talent Agent Information
• Miami Acting Schools and Classes List
• Miami Headshot Photographers List
• Miami Performers Unions
• Miscellaneous Miami Resources
• Miami Sound Stages
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

All 2014 Miami Actors Resource Guide eBook are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Felicia Fasano Casting
3000 W. Alameda Avenue
California Bldg.
Suite 5367
Burbank, CA 91505

NOTE:

It is highly recommended that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Crew Members

Miami:

Experienced film crew members and production staff located in South Florida can email resumes to:

ra2productionresumes@gmail.com

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, "Crew – Camera Department". Also make sure to state your location in the body of your email.

ABSOLUTELY NO ACTOR OR EXTRAS SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS (OR POSTAL ADDRESS), THEY WILL BE DISCARDED.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

RA2 Productions
166 16th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363

Will Packer Productions
6525 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Rainforest Films
323A Edgewood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312

MBST Entertainment, Inc.
345 N. Maple Drive
Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Producers:

Will Packer
Matt Alvarez
Larry Brezner

Director:

Tim Story

Starring:

Kevin Hart – Ben Barber
Ice Cube – James Payton
Tika Sumpter – Angela Payton

Story:

Ben and James head to Miami to deal with a dangerous criminal....

Extras casting call for feature film 'Tulip Fever'


The extras casting company for the feature film Tulip Fever has scheduled an open casting call on Saturday April 26 seeking extras of all ages and types.

Ruby Films and Filmwave in association with Mark Gordon Company and Blumhouse Productions are getting ready to begin filming the project in June and July. Tulip Fever will be directed by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Justin Chadwick from an adapted screenplay written by two-time BAFTA Film Awards nominee Peter Chelsom. The film is based on the novel by Tinker Lindsay and Deborah Moggach, and is a 17th century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.

Tulip Fever Open Casting Call details

The extras casting company for the major feature film Tulip Fever is holding an open casting call seeking for males and females ages 17 - 75 to take work as fully paid extras on the film.

Requirements:

● You must be aged 17+
● You must have the right to work in the UK.
● You must be able to take direction well.
● No experience necessary.
● This production has a number of roles for males with facial hair, so that is a plus.

TULIP FEVER IS FILMING IN ROCHESTER and TILBURY ON VARIOUS DATES IN JUNE & JULY 2014
(exact dates for filming will depend on the specific role you are cast for)

PLEASE COME TO THE OPEN CASTING on
SATURDAY 26TH APRIL 2014 (arrive at any time from 10am – 4pm)

LOCATION:
Midkent College,
Medway Road,
Gillingham, Kent
UK
ME7 1UR (sat nav postcode)
Parking: limited parking is available

Feel free to bring any friends or family with you (they will need to be aged 17+ to register).

What happens at the casting? You will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself before they take your costume measurements and photos so that they can cast you in a suitable role within the production.

If you are unable to attend the open casting call, you can still register at the following:

United Kingdom Extras Casting

IMPORTANT

All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

The 2014 London Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in London and the United Kingdom:

• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form

In addition to the following London Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
• London Performers Unions and Organizations
• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

All 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

United Kingdom:

Shaheen Baig

Manchester Talent - manchesterfilmcasting@gmail.com

Leeds Ralent - leedsfilmcasting@gmail.com

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

United Kingdom:

Uni-versalEXTRAS Limited
Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Road, Iver Heath
Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH
UK

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Ruby Films
26 Lloyd Baker Street
London WC1X 9AW
UK

Filmwave
27 Margaret Street
London W1W 8RY
UK

Mark Gordon Company
12200 West Olympic Blvd.
Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Blumhouse Productions
2401 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Producers:

Alison Owen
Paul Trijbits
Mark Gordon
Faye Ward
Jason Blum

Writers:

Peter Flannery (screenplay)
Tom Stoppard (novel)
Peter Chelsom (novel)

Director:

Justin Chadwick

Starring:

Dane DeHaan – Jan Van Loos
Christoph Waltz – Cornelis Sandvoort
Holliday Grainger – Maria
Alicia Vikander – Sophia

Story:

In 1630s Amsterdam, tulip fever has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic flower. But for wealthy merchant Cornelis Sandvoort, it is his young and beautiful wife, Sophia, who stirs his soul. She is the prize he desires, the woman he hopes will bring him the joy that not even his considerable fortune can buy. Cornelis yearns for an heir, but so far he and Sophia have failed to produce one. In a bid for immortality, he commissions a portrait of them both by the talented young painter Jan van Loos. But as Van Loos begins to capture Sophia's likeness on canvas, a slow passion begins to burn between the beautiful young wife and the talented artist. As the portrait unfolds, so a slow dance is begun among the household's inhabitants. Ambitions, desires, and dreams breed a grand deception—and as the lies multiply, events move toward a thrilling and tragic climax.

Open casting call for biopic feature film 'Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story'

Midnight Rider Casting Call

UPDATE 2-24-2014: This project has been put on hold indefinitely. New casting calls will be posted here as soon as filming resumes.

UPDATE: The Open Casting Call Scheduled for Sunday, February the 23rd has been cancelled at this time. Due to the tragic train accident that occurred on Thursday, the Open Call scheduled for Sunday, February 23rd has now been CANCELLED. Thank you to those that wished to come out and for your understanding at this time.


Film Allman, LLC and Unclaimed Freight Productions are getting ready to begin shooting a biopic feature film about the life of Gregg Allman called Midnight Rider.  The production has scheduled an open casting call seeking extras, and featured background actors. Experienced film crew members can submit resumes via email. Filming is set to begin on February 24th and run through March 27th in the Savannah, GA area.

Midnight Rider is a biopic on Gregg Allman, who was part of the Southern rock group the Allman Brothers, whose heyday was in the '60s and '70s with such songs as Ramblin' Man, Midnight Rider, Whipping Post and Jessica. Despite the success, Gregg Allman found himself beset by tragedy: His brother Duane Allman died in a motorcycle crash only two weeks after the band’s third album went gold. Less than 13 months later, bassist Berry Oakley was killed in another motorcycle accident. The hand of death followed him to his relationships: two girlfriends committed suicide after Allman broke up with them. Allman also married six times (once to Cher) and spent years in and out of rehab.

Starring in Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story is Academy Award winner William Hurt playing the role of present-day Gregg Allman. Hurt recently wrapped shooting on the feature films Days and Nights starring opposite Allison Janney and Katie Holmes, and Winter's Tale starring alongside Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Jennifer Connelly. Also starring in Midnight Rider is singer-songwriter Tyson Ritter playing the younger version of Gregg Allman. Vampire Academy star Zoey Deutch will play a groupie named Mae, and rising star Wyatt Russell will play Duane Allman.

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Randall Miller will direct from a screenplay that he wrote with three-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee Jody Savin. The screenplay is based on Gregg Allman's autobiography "My Cross to Bear", which made the New York Times Bestseller list and Rolling Stone Magazine's 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time list. William Hurt actually helped director Randall Miller's career in the beginning. Hurt made an anonymous financial donation to Miller's American Film Institute thesis film. And when Hurt's identity was revealed, he even agreed to do the voice-over on Miller's film. This is the first collaboration since for Hurt and Miller.

Randy Miller and Jody Savin will also produce under the banner of their production company Unclaimed Freight. Co-producing is Brad Rosenberger and Andre Danylevich. Greg Allman and his manager Michael Lehman are working closely with the production and will both serve as executive producers. Also executive producing is the same team behind the feature films CBGB and Savannah - Nick Gant, Don Mandrik, Jay Sedrish. Jim Tharpe rounds out the exec producers. Open Road Films will handle domestic distribution, while The Exchange will handling international sales.

Midnight Rider Open Casting Call Details

The extras casting director in Savannah, GA is seeking people of all ages and types who are available to work in the Savannah, GA area on the upcoming feature film Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story as general extras and possible featured background actors. Stand-ins for the film's stars are also needed. Union and non-union welcome, no experience necessary. An open casting call is now scheduled.

Seeking All Ages & Types, and pre-1970s Vehicles.

Where:

Meddin Studios
2315 Louisville Road
Savannah, 31415

Click Here for directions.

When:

Saturday, February 15th, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, February 16th, 12pm - 4pm


If you cannot make it to the open casting call, submit a recent color snapshot (no one else in the photo, no hats or sunglasses), location, age, and all contact information including phone number, and  general availability between February 24th and March 27th. Email to:

MidnightRider@BelleCasting.com


All talent must and be legally eligible to work in the State of Georgia and in the United States.

The 2014 Atlanta Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in the State of Georgia and the United States:

• Georgia Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information Sheet
• Georgia Child Labor Summary Sheet
• Georgia Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Atlanta Actors Resources:

• Atlanta Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Extras Casting Directors List
• Atlanta Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Atlanta Acting Classes and Schools List
• Atlanta Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Rick Pagano
3815 Hughes Avenue
4th Floor
Culver City, CA 90232

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

Savannah, GA:

Abba Carmichael
Belle Casting
Casting@BelleCasting.com

Crew Members

Savannah, GA:

Experienced film crew members and production staff available to work in the Savannah, GA area can email resumes to:

GreggAllmanMovie@gmail.com

In the subject line of your email, please indicate that it is a Crew resume and the department you are seeking to work in. For example, "Crew – Camera Department".

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Film Allman, LLC
c/o Meddin Studios
2315 Louisville Road
Savannah, GA 31415

Unclaimed Freight Productions
556 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
Suite 101-212
Pasadena, CA 91105

Open Road Films
12301 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90025

The Exchange
4500 Wilshire Boulevard
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90010

Executive Producers:

Gregg Allman
Nick Gant
Michael Lehman
Don Mandrik
Jay Sedrish
Jim Tharpe

Producers

Brad Rosenberger
Andre Danylevich
Randall Miller
Jody Savin

Director:

Randall Miller

Starring:

William Hurt - Gregg Allman
Tyson Ritter - Young Gregg Allman
Zoey Deutch - Mae
Wyatt Russell - Young Duane Allman

Story:

Shooting in Georgia beginning in February. With William Hurt.

Extras casting call for 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'


Filming on  Diary of a Teenage Girl is taking place in the beautiful Bay Area.

The indie feature film Diary of a Teenage Girl has sent out an extras casting call seeking people to appear in the movie as paid extras.

Caviar Films, Archer Gray Productions, and Cold Iron Pictures are now in production on this drama based on the graphic novel 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures' by Phoebe Gloeckner. The film follows a teen artist named Minnie (played by 21-year-old British actress Bell Powley) living in 1970s San Francisco who enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend. Academy Award nominee Kristen Wiig plays the mother, and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Alexander Skarsgård plays the boyfriend.

The extremely talented Bay Area native Marielle Heller is directing Diary of a Teenage Girl from an adapted screenplay that she wrote herself. Heller, who is also a highky trained and accomplished actor, previously adapted the novel for theatre. Heller's husband, Primetime Emmy Award winner Jorma Taccone of SNL Digital Shorts fame, is executive producing along with Cold Iron Pictures VP Amanda Marshall, Archer Gray Productions CEO Amy Nauiokas, and Michael Sagol of Caviar Films. Producers are Madeline Shapiro, Miranda Bailey, Anne Carey, and Bert Hamelinck.

Diary of a Teenage Girl Casting Call Details

All talent must be legally eligible to work in San Francisco and in the United States.

The 2014 San Francisco Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in San Francisco and the United States:

• New 2012 California Entertainment Work Permit Law
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application

In addition to the following San Francisco Actors Resources:

• San Francisco Casting Directors List
• San Francisco Extras Casting Directors List
• San Francisco Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• San Francisco Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Duplication Services
• San Francisco Acting Classes, Schools, and Training
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous San Francisco Resources
• Actors Unions and Associations
• PDF Users Guides

The 2014 San Francisco Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

The extras casting director for the feature film Diary of a Teenage Girl is seeking people over 18 who are available to work in San Francisco as fully paid background extras. The production is seeking people with '60s and '70s clothes/cars, and guys with long hair. Union and non-union talent can apply, no experience in required.

To be considered, email your full name, address, age, and a recent color snapshot (not professional, a selfie is fine) to:

Diary.Casting.2@gmail.com

Filming will continue through the end of February.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit to casting directors for acting roles.

No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

San Francisco:

Nina Henninger Casting
5214F Diamond Hts Blvd
Suite 626
San Francisco, CA 94131-2175

NOTE:

I highly recommend that your 8x10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

Click Here to purchase 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelopes.

Click Here to purchase the best resume and cover letter paper.

The casting directors address should be written in all capital letters on the solid side of the envelope, with the name of the project you are submitting for written directly above the casting directors name. IF the role that you are submitting for is available, it should also be written above the casting directors name.

Example:

"Project Name"
"Role of _______"
CASTING DIRECTOR NAME
CASTING DIRECTOR ADDRESS
CASTING DIRECTOR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

Extras Casting

San Francisco:

Brian Entler

Diary.Casting.2@gmail.com

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Caviar Films
Brussels, Belgium
Havenlaan 75 Avenue du Port
Brussels 1000
Belgium

Cold Iron Pictures
360 N La Cienega Blvd.
3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Archer Gray Productions
142 Greene Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Executive Producers:

Amanda Marshall
Amy Nauiokas
Michael Sagol
Jorma Taccone

Producers:

Madeline Shapiro
Miranda Bailey
Anne Carey
Bert Hamelinck

Writer/Director:

Marielle Heller

Starring:

Kristen Wiig - Charlotte
Alexander Skarsgård - Monroe
Bell Powley - Minnie
Peaches Christ - Drag Queen

Story:

The story of Minnie Goetze, a troubled teenager very much reminiscent of Gloeckner, as she stumbles toward adulthood in 1970s San Francisco. Minnie's diary details the loss of her virginity to Monroe, her mother's less than devoted boyfriend. She falls in love with him, though he continues to sleep with Minnie's self-absorbed, drunken mother. A hellish adolescence follows: Minnie's kicked out of various schools, has promiscuous sex and ends up on the streets, strung out and obsessed with a young lesbian who pimps her out for more drugs.