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The True Story of Linda M.

The True Story of Linda M.

| 1 h 6 min

In 1980, Linda M. was the subject of a film about prostitution directed by Norma Bailey (Nose and Tina). It's 16 years later, and Linda renews her relationship with the filmmaker, inviting her back into her life. Now in rehab, Linda introduces her family and various boyfriends in a funny, sometimes upsetting, but always riveting account of day-to-day life.

  • director
    Norma Bailey
  • producer
    Norma Bailey
    Joe MacDonald
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
  • camera
    Ian Elkin
    Norma Bailey
  • sound
    Leon Johnson
    Norma Bailey
  • editing
    Kelly Saxberg
  • sound editing
    Gloria Thorsteinson
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry
  • music
    Randolph Peters
    Greg Lowe


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Ages 14 to 17

Family Studies/Home Economics - Parenting
Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Health/Personal Development - Substance Use and Abuse/Addiction
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges

Discuss the situations that lead Linda to relapse. What are her eldest son's expectations of her and how does he try to help her? Why does Linda say she is not able to move on? How do her two younger children cope? Why do you think Linda wanted this second film made?

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