Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1980
SEX WORKER ROLE
Amy Post in Back Roads 1981
Character Is A Prostitute
Sally Field in Back Roads 1981
“Back Roads” features Sally as a $20-a-trick hooker in Mobile, Alabama. It was 1981, which explains why the price is so low. Tommy Lee Jones plays Sally’s love interest. After Tommy Lee’s character cannot pay for her services, she decides to hitch a ride with him to LA instead. The two of them bicker throughout the entire trip. Naturally, they fall in love by the end of the movie. But bickering happened off-screen as Sally and Tommy Lee clashed on the set. Sally would later say Tommy was “in a bad phase of his life. But years later, when we saw each other, he approached me and said ‘I apologize'”.
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