Part of Weekend Classics: All That Fosse®.
Bob Fosse® returned to biographical drama for his final film, based on—though partially fictionalized—the murder of Playboy model Dorothy Stratten (Mariel Hemingway). When sleazy Paul Snider (Eric Roberts) stumbles upon the pretty high school beauty, he knows she is star material. Paul becomes her manager and husband, and under his guidance Dorothy grows to fame as a Playboy Playmate. But when Dorothy begins pursuing an acting career, jealous Paul finds himself elbowed out of the picture by more famous men. As Dorothy's career rises, Paul's mental state declines, leading ultimately to tragedy.