Traci Lords (aka Nora Louise Kuzma) started her screen-career at 15, earning a name in adult-film industry. After she was found to be underage and her films were banned, Lords turned towards mainstream cinema.
Lords’ debut film was comedy-horror ‘Not of This Earth’ (1988), after her guest-appearance in series ‘Wise Guy.’ She appeared with Johnny Depp in successful comedy-musical ‘Cry Baby’ (1990), which brought her recognition.
Lords appeared in popular TV-series ‘Married…with Children,’ ‘MacGyver,’ ‘Super Force,’ ‘Highlander,’ and movies ‘Shock Them Dead’ (1990), ‘Raw Nerve’ and ‘A Time to Die’ (both 1991). After her successful foray in music-field, she featured in hit series ‘Roseanne,’ ‘Melrose Place,’ ‘Hercules,’ miniseries based on Stephen King’s novel ‘The Tommyknockers’; and also, a cameo in action-film ‘Virtuosity’ (1995) wherein the remix of her song ‘Fallen Angel’ was used as soundtrack.
After featuring in black-comedy ‘Nowhere’ (1997), and starring in thrillers ‘Stir’ (1997), and ‘Boogie Boy’ (1998), she essayed a ‘vampire seductress’ in superhero horror-film ‘Blade’ (1998). Following her guest-appearances in series ‘Nash Bridges,’ and ‘Viper,’ Lords played a recurring role as ‘lawbreaker’ in crime-drama series ‘Profiler’ (1997-1998), and a regular role in sci-fi drama-series ‘First Wave’ (2000-2001).
Lords starred in 2000’s ‘Epicenter’ and romantic-comedy ‘Chump Change,’ the latter fetching her award. She was cast in comedy-film ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’ (2008), followed by sci-fi film ‘Princess of Mars’ (2009). Her starrers ‘Au Pair, Kansas’ (2011), and horror-film ‘Excision’ (2012) were premiered at film-festivals, wherein ‘Excision’ earned her accolades.
Lords further appeared in horror-films ‘Devil May Call’ (2013), ‘Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre’ (2016), web-series ‘EastSiders,’ TV-film ‘Nightmare Nurse’ (2016), comedy-series ‘Swedish Dicks’ (2016), films ‘Manipulated’ (2019) and ‘Waking up Dead’ (2021).
Based on Marvel’s fictional superhero, the movie follows Blade, a Dhamphir, half-human, half-immortal with all the strengths of a vampire. He must control his own bloodthirst and stop the vicious vampire Deacon Frost who wants to control all humans by summoning an ancient evil God using Blade's blood.
The satirical black comedy features a dedicated homemaker Beverly Sutphin, who leads a happy life with two teenaged children. But she insists on retaliating against any slight. The parking place-snatcher neighbor starts receiving obscene calls; the math teacher gets run over for criticizing her son. As homicides increase, police get wise on the killer and Beverly becomes media sensation as ‘Serial Mom.’
Zack and Miri, who have been friends since first grade and are now roommates, struggle to make both ends meet and have not paid utility bills in months. After their water and electricity connections are cut, they make a desperate attempt to earn money by making an adult film, insisting that having sex would not affect their friendship.
Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is a delinquent; but with a golden heart. Also the leader of the 1950s’ Baltimore subculture called the ‘drapes’, he is very popular with the girls for his ability to shed a single tear. Then he fall in love with a squire girl called Allison, causing heartburns, and jealous people around them conspire to keep them apart.
Excision is a horror drama film telling the story of a lonely, disturbed, and delusional teenager who aspires to become a doctor as well as earn the approval of her dominating mother.
Virtuosity is a science-fiction action thriller film which tells the story of two detectives in Los Angeles, John Donovan and Parker Barnes, trying to track down a serial killer at a restaurant. The serial killer is a virtual reality simulation who is an amalgam of some of the most violent psychopathic killers in history.