Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 2022
SEX WORKER ROLE
Jolene in Jolene 2008
Character Is A Prostitute & Erotic Dancer
Jessica Chastain in Jolene 2008
Jessica Chastain made her film debut, playing the title role of “Jolene: A Life.” It spans a 10-year odyssey of a young woman traveling across the country to find her identity. She starts as a 15-year-old bride and becomes an accomplished graphic artist at age 25.
She goes through many relationships along the way, ends up in juvenile detention, becomes homeless, is sent to a mental ward, has a lesbian affair, gets hitched to a tattoo artist, and becomes the mistress of a gangster and, in-between, works as an exotic dancer and prostitute.
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