An unfinished version of the film ended up on piracy, with several scenes, extended and alternative shots that were left out of the final cut.
Raquel Pacheco: The waitress at the restaurant where Raquel/Bruna and Hudson have dinner.
Originally titled "O Doce Veneno do Escorpião" ("The Scorpion's Sweet Venom") as the novel it is based on.
Brazilian soccer player Dentinho has a cameo as one of Bruna's clients.
Raquel Pacheco stated that Cássio Gabus Mendes's character Hudson represents the men that attempted to take her off her prostitute job and failed.
In 2007, the project caused controversy after the Brazilian Ministry of Culture released nearly US$4 million, through the mechanism of tax relief, to produce the adaptation.
Previously, actress Karen Junqueira was cast in the title role but quit due to schedule conflicts. She would later portray a prostitute in the Brazilian HBO series Preamar (2012).
Drica Moraes was diagnosed with leukemia and shot all her scenes before starting her treatment. Cured, she stated the memory she has from the film is that she is now "alive".
Fabiula Nascimento's second role as a prostitute, after Estômago (2007).
Natallia Rodrigues auditioned for the role and even put a piercing similarly to the one Raquel Pacheco used.
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