Pretty Baby (1978)
Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, ...
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Pretty Baby

Hattie is one of the 10 worst movie mentors

WHO IS SHE? Hattie (Susan Sarandon) is a prostitute who lives in a brothel in early-1900s New Orleans with her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields, left).

BAD INFLUENCE Hattie allows the madam, Nell (Frances Faye), to auction off Violet’s virginity. Later, Hattie marries, moves out, and leaves Violet behind.

REDEEMING QUALITIES Um, she does have some useful advice for Violet: ”Don’t act like you know it all. You won’t get a tip that way.” Violet clearly loves her mom, as is apparent when Hattie finally returns to reclaim her.

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