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Hounddog is a 2007 American coming-of-age drama film written, directed, and produced by Deborah Kampmeier and starring Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright Penn, and Piper Laurie, among others. It is also Isabelle Fuhrman's debut film. Robin Wright Penn also serves as an executive producer. The film was produced by Raye Dowell, Jen Gatien, and Terry Leonard. It premiered in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and was given a limited release in 11 North American theaters on September 19, 2008.
Shot near Wilmington, North Carolina and taking place in the late 1950s American South, the film stars Fanning as Lewellen, "a troubled 12-year-old girl who finds solace from an abusive life through music of Elvis Presley."
The film was somewhat panned by critics, following a controversial scene in which Fanning's character is raped. The film currently holds a 16% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was also a box office failure, grossing only $131,961.
Lewellen (Dakota Fanning) lives with her stern...