Indie Gems: Cam

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Alice (Madeline Brewer) is an ambitious cam girl trying to make it into the top spots on her site. She takes pride in her job and has set rules. When another cam girl conspires to get her rank to drop, Alice does a live show which she normally doesn't do. Then next day, she finds herself locked out of her account with a look alike imposer still streaming as her.

Madeline Brewer has been giving some amazing supporting performances in various TV shows - The Handmaid's Tale, Orange is the New Black, Black Mirror, but this is the first time I've seen her in a lead role and she's absolutely fantastic here. 

One of the things I appreciated the most about Cam is that there aren't many films I've come across that paint sex work as something someone willingly does. Alice likes her job and puts a ton of effort into it. So when this mysterious thing takes over her channel, we know how important it is to her. 

This isn't a horror film that has a ton of gore, but it's very suspenseful as you wonder just how far this trick can go. Director Daniel Goldhaber shoots in a way that isn't exploitative like it could be. How easy would it have been to make a film like this and focus on the T&A the most? He doesn't do that. 

Grade: B+

Watched on: Netflix Instant

Memorable Quote: "I don't tell my guys I love them." - Alice (Madeline Brewer)

8 comments:

  1. I liked the movie but the ending was idiotic, for her to go back after all that happened and can easily happen again

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    1. Honestly she was so determined to be good at her job it didn't surprise me she went back.

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  2. Will we be one of your Must See 2020 Films?

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  3. I really enjoyed this one, like you say, it could have been so easy to make it all about the sex work but I thought it was really well done. I remember the ending really confusing me but for the life of me I can't remember why!

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    1. Probably because she goes back to working in the chat room after what happened lol

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  4. This one just doesn't appeal to me so I will pass unless I see it on TV one day

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    1. I can see that. It's not for everyone, but if you ever stumble upon it, it's good.

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