Bellyfruit

Sexuality, Fiction, Drama
Kerri Lee Green
87 minutes

Accolades

"Astounding" -Ed Gonzalez, Apollo Guide

Synopsis

Fierce and uncompromising, Bellyfruit tackles teen pregnancy by first-time director Kerri Lee Green. Inspired by real-life accounts of teen mothers, it is a fast-paced trilogy that interweaves the story of three teenage girls; living in a whirlwind of drugs, violence, sex and motherhood, these heroines bravely navigate their way through this modern urban chaos. Bellyfruit is a strikingly honest, unexpected ride through today's culture. Bellyfruit began as a play and had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.

Director

Kerri Lee Green

Green was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey. She grew up in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and attended Pascack Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey. She performed as a young teen in several movies including Summer Rental (1985), which starred John Candy. Her big break came in the 1985 film The Goonies, in which she played cheerleader-turned-adventurer Andrea "Andy" Carmichael. She gained more critical acclaim for her performance in Lucas (1986). However, her next film, Three for the Road (1987), which featured Charlie Sheen and Alan Ruck, did not fare as well. She performed in an independent film called Blue Flame and appeared in two episodes of the television sitcom Mad About You as Paul's secretary. She then took a break from acting to study art at Vassar College. Green eventually co-founded a movie production company, Independent Women Artists, with Bonnie Dickenson. With Dickenson, she co-wrote and directed the film adaptation of a play about teen pregnancy called Bellyfruit (1999).

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