Seems odd to me how often women like Page - who were sexually abused/raped as children - are pointed out as "role models" to young women who "want to feel comfortable with their sexuality."
In reality, Page - and others like Jenna Jameson, Marilyn Monroe - are actually women who were comfortable being objectified because their introduction to sex was as an object for others to use. Which represents the total opposite of a sexuality that is"fun, free, and joyful."
A woman can be extremely comfortable and joyous with her sexuality in her private life. She's not suffering from serious hangups just because she doesn't want to be sexual the way others direct and pay her to in a public forum.
Later in her life Bettie suffered a nervous breakdown and spent almost two years in a mental hospital. Does the movie share that with the audience or would that take away from the illusion they are peddling?
What a screwed up culture we have when we encourage emotionally healthy young women, who manage to avoid abuse and grow up with true "ownership" of their bodies and sexuality, to imitate such tragically sexually and emotionally damaged "role models."