Sunny Leone attempts to establish its feminist credentials from its first frame. A quote by Erica Jong on Leone’s former profession.
Next, a taxi’s windscreen wiper tries to get a clear view of the road ahead, providing a visual metaphor for Mehta’s efforts to demystify the ex-adult entertainer who is working in Hindi films, cutting ribbons and dancing at private functions, and generally enlivening the entertainment scene in India.
Mostly Sunny considerably humanises the object of near-universal lust in India, where she ranks as among the most-searched YouTube celebrities. She was born Karenjit Kaur Vohra in a Sikh family in Sarnia in Canada, to an engineer father and a housewife mother. The family moved to California when she was 11. Seven years later, she entered the porn trade to earn money without her family’s knowledge. Her brother supported her career choice, and hawked her autographs at college to earn a few extra bucks.