Montreal native Lara Roxx had been working in the LA porn industry for two months when she became the first of three young women to contract HIV from a male porn star. Mia Donovan’s documentary follows Lara through mental hospitals, crack addiction, the porn scene in LA and Vegas, and charts her journey as she comes to terms with her diagnosis and the role she now must play. An illuminating look at the adult film industry, Donovan made the film to humanize the plight of girls like Lara, who are often easily dismissed by the media. We spoke with her last year about the importance of her film. Go to The Royal this week and see for yourself.

Inside Lara Roxx screens starting Feb 3rd at the Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Follow them on Twitter @theroyalcinema