Porn star Stormy Daniels has been in the news a lot lately, even as she hasn’t been able to speak up. Pre-election, the actress spoke at length with In Touch, where she offered a detailed account of an alleged affair with the future president after meeting him at a golf tournament (“I can describe his junk perfectly”). Reports that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohn, paid Daniels $130,000 during the election to sign a non-disclosure agreement help explain why Daniels has remained quiet about the affair, even during a coy Jimmy Kimmel appearance when she danced around questions about her relationship with Trump.
That seems to have changed, in the wake of Trump’s lawyer saying that he personally paid Daniels to keep quiet and Daniels’ agent claiming that his declaration invalidates the NDA. “Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story,” Daniels’ agent told the AP.
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In post-“Boogie Nights” and “The Deuce” era, the saga of Stormy Daniels is one readymade for the movies, but the unlikely rise of this child of divorce, a former Baton Rouge stripper who rocketed to the AVN Hall of Fame years before this latest chapter, requires a keen eye for the interplay of salacious media drama and eccentric larger-than-life figures. As the Stormy story gains traction, we’ve got some ideas for the people best suited to step behind the camera.
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Hire “I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie, and reteam him with Margot Robbie as Stormy Daniels. Of course, they’ve already created one story of a young woman who transcends her background to become famous and later enacts her revenge, but Daniels’ rise as a self-made porn star and director would make for a tremendous arc. In some respects, she’s also a sharper creation than Tonya Harding, whose physical skills often outstripped her sense of judgment. While many would question Daniels’ own decisions, she’s never lacked for self awareness. When asked if her breasts are “really hers,” her favorite response is, “Yep. I bought them myself.” —Dana Harris
Breillat’s ability to shock us, particularly with her blunt exploration of female sexuality, has always been one of her sharpest tools. With Daniels’ story in the hands of a capable …read more