Willing Quotes

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...she acquired a reputation for being willing.
-- Narration (N/A paragraph 1)

Importance: On a literal level, this line refers to Sidra's willingness to perform nude scenes in films. However, as the story continues, the reader learns that Sidra's willingness is a type of uncontrollable habit that Sidra dislikes but cannot seem to control. Thus, Sidra's willingness is actually a type of reflex she wishes she could control.

Habeas corpus.
-- Sidra (N/A paragraph 3)

Importance: Sidra says this after a studio executive says that she has a good body for nude scenes. This Latin phrase that Sidra states roughly translates to 'possession of body.' The seemingly uncomfortable way in which Sidra says this implies that she feels she has lost agency and possession of herself.

...a minor movie star, once nominated for a major award
-- Narration (N/A paragraph 4)

Importance: This quotation functions to define and represent the overall state of Sidra's career. She has achieved a relatively high level of fame, but she is...

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