We rate Cher's big movie debut
We rate Cher’s big movie debut
THE ROLE The titular character, a runaway teen with lots and lots of issues. We mean, lots of ’em.
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY High. Schizophrenia. Budding lesbianism. Drug use. Sexual abuse. Chastity‘s a film that tackles a wide range of subjects, albeit not very skillfully.
LEVEL OF SUCCESS 5 Her first major dramatic role was a commercial and critical disaster — but Cher persevered, reinventing herself a few years later in a Vegas-y TV variety show and, by 1983, earning herself an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Silkwood. Talk about a comeback!
TASTY TIDBIT Chastity was written and produced by Cher’s then husband, Sonny Bono; the two later named their daughter Chastity.