Release dateMay 2, 1992 WriterL.A. Puopolo (screenplay), Chris Ceraso (screenplay), Chris Ceraso (play) ScreenplayChris Ceraso, L.A. Puopolo CastGillian Anderson (April Cavanaugh), Karen Allen (Glory Lawson), Raymond J. Barry (Mark Harnish), Michael Dolan (Clifford 'Cliff' Harnish), Tess Harper (Martha Harnish), Tannis Benedict (Vivian Sinott) Similar moviesAmerican History X, La Haine, Oi for England, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, Adam's Apples, Smokin' Aces
Gillian Anderson The Turning NOT the sex scene
The Turning is a 1992 American drama film directed by L.A. Puopolo, based on a play by Chris Ceraso.
The film was bought by British film distributor David Lewis in 1996 and his firm Unique Films released it on video nationwide. The film contains steamy sex scenes and was filmed when Anderson was still a 19 year old student in drama school. Anderson hired lawyers to help stop the release. The British tabloid press which described it as a "B movie", reported that she attempted to buy it back for "large sums of money" without success. They reported the scenes as "semi-topless". Anderson's partner in the scenes, actor Michael Dolan, reported that the scene was shot at 4 am after a long day and that they were both exhausted. In spite of her embarrassment about the film, Anderson had a clause in her contract stating that her breasts could not be exposed. In spite of all the hoopla, the Orange County Register described the scene as "fleeting" and that the film "deserves better than to serve as a salacious footnote to a television show".