An addict, former prostitute, and star of a handful of long-forgotten porn videos from the 1990s, Lubben is now an anti-porn evangelist and self-described "Rebel Prophet."
Episode 1 deals with Shelley's childhood in suburban Southern California, her early life as a con artist and sex worker, and her claims that her relatively short time sidelining in the adult movie business was the direct and sole cause of her lifelong medical problems.
Episode 2 explores Lubben's claims about, and characterizations of, the adult film industry and the people who work in it.
Episode 3: The story picks up in 1994 Los Angeles, with Lubben washing out of the porn industry, meeting and marrying a young drug dealer, and beginning her exodus from California. The documentary also explores "The Shelley Lubben Myth" -- the self-serving, fictionalized version of her life story that Lubben has created -- as well as her fabled "recovery."
The Devil and Shelley Lubben - Episode 3: Exodus by MichaelWhiteacre
Episode 4 of the documentary exposé of anti-porn fanatic Shelley Lubben and her sham non-profit organization, Pink Cross Foundation debunks another segment of "The Shelley Lubben Myth" -- her allegation that she and her infant were abandoned and neglected by her unloving parents -- through the examination and comparison of her ever-changing accounts of those years, as well as private correspondence, first-hand testimony, and photographic evidence.
Episodes 1 & 2: Written, produced and directed by Lydia Lee and Michael Whiteacre.
Episodes 3 & 4: Written, produced and directed by Michael Whiteacre.
Photographed by Michael Whiteacre and Alex Shebanow. Edited by Michael Whiteacre.
SourcesAll interviews were shot exclusively for The Devil and Shelley Lubben.
All non-sourced quotations in the documentary derive from Lubben's autobiography, "Truth Behind The Fantasy Of Porn", as well as the following published accounts:
Shelley Lubben Shares Her Story http://www.scribd.com/doc/11249274/Shelley-Lubben-shares-her-story
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