The topic of teen prostitution gets light treatment in LOVER GIRL, a moderately enjoyable but ultimately forgettable effort from first-time feature filmmakers Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse. The film traveled the festival circuit in 1997 and was released to home video in 1998.
Abandoned by her mother, 16-year-old Jake (Tara Subkoff) shows up on the doorstep of her older sister, Darlene (Kristy Swanson), who turns her away. Broke and alone, Jake sleeps outside until Marci (Sandra Bernhard), Darlene's neighbor and the manager of a nearby massage parlor, reluctantly takes
her in. Jake quickly surmises that Marci and her staff--Coco (Loretta Devine), Teddy (Renee Hum...