Actress AnnaLynne McCord, alongside her boyfriend Dominic Purcell, hosted the much-anticipated premiere of "I Choose" Tuesday evening at the Harmony Gold Theater in Los Angeles. The film, which was written, directed, and produced by 26-year-old McCord focuses on an issue that she is very passionate about.
"It's about human trafficking, but it's also telling a story of a parallel universe. A love story is taking place while at the exact same time, somewhere else in the world, something atrocious is happening to a young girl where she is being taken out of the back of a van, sold for a few dollars, and thrown into a car. I wanted to interlace the two stories because I wanted to talk about free will," said McCord.
McCord, who recently revealed she was raped several years ago, is embarking on a college speaking tour this fall to take a stand against sexual violence. "I am talking about sexual violence. I do not discriminate and neither do rapists. This is talking about sex, rape, and talking about where the lines and boundaries are. I am there to promote having the right to say no and to stand up for yourself. Also, I am there to help obtain justice for those who want it" McCord told reporters.
The event, which was in association with GenArt and powered by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka had an impressive guest list to include Dominic Purcell, Jessica Stroup, Alexa Vega, Minka Kelly, 90210's Michael Steger, CariDee English, DeVaughn Nixon, Viva Blanca, Chloe Flower and Justin Chatwin.
Following the premier, guests partied the night away at LA's Acabar.
The black and white silent short film was made for her charity campaign against human trafficking.
To learn more about the I-Choose Campaign, visit the website