Girl on a Corner

The Girl on the Corner is Shalimar, infamous as the fa’afafine prostitute Eddie Murphy picked up on Santa Monica Boulevard in 1995. Originally from American Samoa, she fell from her apartment balcony a year later. Two obvious dramatic questions occur. How did she end up as a sex worker? And what hubris drives Eddie Murphy (who has said he was just driving her home) to cruise for prostitutes? Rodger is not interested in either of these questions. James Wenley, Metro