Pure Taboo is set to release The Gold Star, a shadowy tale of unconditional love against powerful odds, starring Whitney Wright, out July 24 at PureTaboo.com.
Wright took on the monumental task of writing the painfully realistic screenplay about a pregnant abused woman (Ivy Wolfe, in a non-sex role) who is unable to escape the clutches of her controlling deputy mayor husband (Isiah Maxwell).
“What are you doing here? He’s going to hurt you,” whispers Ivy to Whitney, who has broken into the bedroom to save her from the house of horrors. “We’re leaving tonight,” says Whitney. “He’s not going to hurt you anymore…”
Wright’s concept of recording her sexual encounter with Maxwell to distract him is one of Pure Taboo’s darker storylines that is especially important these days, according to director Bree Mills.
“Domestic violence is more common than we want to believe, and Whitney wanted to tackle this delicate subject head-on, taking viewers on a journey that many people have unfortunately traveled,” said Mills.
“This is more than just a love story, it’s about real friendship and being there for someone when they need help the most.”
“This episode was inspired by some of my favorite movies,”says Wright. “I love suspense, drama, and a good plot twist, so I incorporated them all into “The Gold Star”. When her future plans begin to crumble, my character is forced to resort to a dangerous last-ditch effort to save her partner from the hands of her abusive husband. It’s startling, emotional, and has a great ending that I’m ecstatic for everyone to see.”
The trailer and full scene for The Gold Star is available at PureTaboo.com/The-Gold-Star. Find out more about Whitney Wright at her official cast page.