Mostly Sunny (2016)*

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Porn Diva. Bollywood Star. Provocateur. Sunny Leone has reinvented herself as one of Bollywood’s biggest stars. She boasts more than 100-million fans and more than 20 million followers on social media. Her You Tube music videos generate over 85 million views and counting and in India she’s been the most ‘Googled’ celebrity for five years running. A darling of the Indian media, Sunny Leone has established herself as a household name by growing a loyal following of hard-core fans. Mostly Sunny tells the remarkable story of this Canadian-born, American-raised adult film star, who in the land of the Kama Sutra is pursuing her dream of Bollywood stardom. What is even more astonishing is that Sunny (born Karenjit Kaur Vohra) was born into an orthodox Sikh household in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. This film shares a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ glimpse of an extraordinary life – one that exposes the conflict between traditional cultural values held sacrosanct by immigrant parents and the lifestyle choices being made by their children under and within the influence of Western society. With unprecedented access, we explore the origins of Sunny Leone, the woman and the image – a surreal journey that has taken her from being an early web sensation to earning the crown as ‘Penthouse Pet of the Year’. She’s unapologetic about her experience as she challenges the modern notions of independence, celebrity-hood and feminism while forcing the birthplace of Kama Sutra to confront its paradoxical relationship with sex. Sunny Leone is determined to succeed as a mainstream actress in a country in the midst of its own transformation in the wake of economic liberalization. Is her ambition blind or bold? And how is India responding to this provocative and unabashed bombshell as she continues to take the country by storm!