Boogie Nights might be considered a classic now, but when the script first hit Hollywood, no one knew what to make of it. So how did Boogie Nights go from a risky script to one of the great films of its time? Here are ten facts that might help explain how it all went down. Can you dig it? Now I love that movie.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Boogie Nights – IFC
Heather Graham has done a lot of movies in which she isn't naked and wearing roller-skates. I can name a half dozen off the top of my head: Bowfinger , Drugstore Cowboy , Swingers , an Austin Powers sequel, and two Hangover movies — including the first "good" one; at no point in any of these films is she naked and wearing roller-skates. She's also now got a recurring role in the seventh and final season of Californication —her first episode is this Sunday, April 20th, at pm ET on Showtime or you can watch it right now if you have a Showtime Anytime subscription —as mother to David Duchovny's baby, a dental hygienist who at no point roller-skates in the buff. But try to interview Graham, as I did recently, and it's almost impossible not to think about Boogie Nights. It's the elephant in the room; the naked elephant on roller skates.
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Actress Heather Graham joined a growing chorus of accusers on Tuesday, saying she was propositioned by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In the op-ed for Variety , Graham said she avoided Weinstein after he implied sex with him would land her a role in one of his films. A few weeks later, Weinstein asked Graham for a followup meeting at his hotel. Weinstein had settled at least eight cases of sexual harassment over his decades long career. The bombshell report has dominated headlines since it dropped.
It made her a movie star. Paul Thomas Anderson taught her directing strategies, by example, that would come in handy two decades later. And she learned to roller skate — boy, did she ever get good at roller skating.