Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1930
SEX WORKER ROLE
Dora in Friends 1912
Character Is A Prostitute
Mary Pickford in Friends 1912
“Friends” is a 1912 silent film that stars Mary Pickford (at the time, she was age 20). She plays a prostitute with “eager eyes and a bright smile” who lives above a mining camp saloon. Though she turns tricks for a living, she is torn between two men. Ultimately, all three remain friends (as the title suggests). However, things are always different between these three again. This film is notable as it featured Hollywood’s first cinematic close-up shot. Mary could thank David W. Griffith, who wrote and directed this silent film. This film is considered a classic for movie buffs.
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