NEW YORK — New York City's CineKink Film Festival is screening adult star Brittany Andrews' first feature-length documentary film, "Stage Brother," on Feb. 11 at the Anthology Film Archives on Manhattan's lower east side.
The movie focuses on the strong brother/sister relationship between Oxygen reality star Jennifer Buonagurio (from Season 6 of "The Bad Girl’s Club") and her overprotective brother (filmmaker Richard Buonagurio) as she pursues her dreams of fame in Hollywood and ponders entering the world of adult entertainment.
Andrews said her film explores the trials and tribulations of the reality star's defiant Catholic Jersey family and the cross country journey to Hollywood as her brother steps in to manage her controversial career goals and document her every move on camera.
Andrews also appears in the documentary as mentor and voice of reason for Buonagurio.
“I have taken on the role of Jennifer’s mentor — sort of her MTV-made coach,” Andrews said. “I guide Jen through the pros and cons of the industry and try to help her navigate if she really wants to take this route to fame. We also explore the highs and the lows of the business and look to see at what length Jen will go for her dream of fame in Hollywood.”
Andrews noted that as her first dicumentary film, the project was an insightful journey on learning to let the story breathe and develop.
"We originally started out focusing on the theme of a young girl breaking into the adult industry but as we filmed it evolved into such a more meaningful story about brother/sister relationships. The team behind it has put a lot of work into showing all sides of the story. Even to the point of the entire family falling apart in the process of filming. However they have all made up and are stronger from the entire experience," Andrews said.
"Stage Brother" will screen at 5 p.m. on Feb 11 at the Anthology Film Archives at 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street), NYC.
Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased in advance at the festival website.
The HD trailer for Stage Brother can be seen here.
For more information on the film please visit the website.