HOLLYWOOD—The "Duke Porn Star" gets her story dramatized in the TV movie From Straight A's to XXX, debuting Saturday night at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central on the Lifetime network.
The movie recounts the experiences of Belle Knox, who found herself at the center of a media typhoon in 2014 when a fellow student at Duke University exposed her for shooting adult movies in order to pay her tuition. Haley Pullos of General Hospital plays Knox in the movie, which co-stars Jessica Lu (American Horror Story) and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), among others.
Knox, who performed in 20-something titles during her short career, was nominated by AVN in 2015 for Best New Starlet and Mainstream Star of the Year, but she vanished from the industry and the public eye soon thereafter. She was also the subject of a Conde Nast documentary series entitled Becoming Belle Knox that aired in September 2014.
Click here to read an interview AVN published with Knox when her story first broke.
See the trailer for From Straight A's to XXX .
Pictured (l,r): Haley Pullos as Belle Knox (screen shot taken from YouTube), the real Belle Knox.