About Cherry is a 2012 drama film and the directorial debut of Stephen Elliott. It is based on a script penned by Elliott and porn industry veteran, Lorelei Lee. It stars Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham and Dev Patel. The project was filmed in San Francisco and premiered at 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
Angelina (Hinshaw) is an 18-year-old girl not far from graduating from high school. Her boyfriend (Weston) makes the suggestion that she take naked pictures of herself and sell them. She is initially hesitant but does the photo shoot and uses the money to run away to San Francisco with her best friend Andrew (Patel). At a strip club party in the city, Angelina becomes acquainted with a wealthy lawyer, Frances (Franco) who offers to introduce her to a glamorous world of expensive dresses and lavish parties. Angelina also meets Margaret (Graham), a former porn star turned adult film director. Margaret offers Angelina, now using the porn name Cherry, direction in her entry into the San Francisco porn industry.