The 2011 comedy “Meet Monica Velour” from Anchor Bay Films was written and directed by Keith Bearden. Starring Kim Cattrall, Dustin Ingram, Brian Dennehy, Keith David, Jee Young Han, Daniel Yelsky, Jamie Tisdale and Jay Malack.
In a down to earth look at what happens when fantasy meets reality, Tobe (Dustin Ingram), is an awkward young man who has idolized a porn star throughout his teenage years. But when he finally gets his chance to come face to face with the woman of his dreams he discovers that what he thought was a glamorous life has a lot less glitter when you are up close and personal.
Monica Velour aka Linda Romanoli (Kim Cattrall) in reality is a single mother who is in a battle against time; a porn star of the 80s, she is now struggling to come to terms with the eventual end of her career. After meeting Tobe, it’s painfully clear that she doesn’t have her Plan B very well thought out.
Tobe has watched every single movie that Monica has ever made, so when he learns that she will be appearing live just a mere 500 miles away from him, he leaps at the chance to finally see the woman he adores.
At the club where Monica is appearing, her performance is being billed as a “comeback,” but the 5 people in the audience don’t seem very impressed although Tobe is almost transfixed by Monica’s presence. When the insults get too much for Tobe to bear, he defends Monica’s honor and wins her admiration in return.
This pair is completely opposite in more ways than one and their friendship becomes a turning point for both of them. Monica is slowly drowning her troubles in alcohol and is quite amused to learn that she has been Tobe’s sex goddess for so long.
Tobe on the other hand is totally inexperienced in life and totally clueless about the realities that Monica has had to deal with. But as the days turn into weeks, Tobe begins to consider the possibility that he can be Monica’s “Knight in shining armor” despite warnings from the people who know Monica and the lifestyle she leads.
In financial straits and without any prospects of another gig in sight, Monica opens her heart and mind to Tobe, finding him a good listener, even though he doesn’t fully understand everything she tells him, resulting in Tobe’s first real glimpse of how love can be.