Asia Argento's self-glorifying vehicle may have seemed like the perfectly ironic comment on her own perceived stardom, but "Scarlet Diva" is instead a pretentious mess. In real life, Asia Argento is the daughter of horror director Dario Argento, and talent does not run in the family. This "autobiography" follows the personal and professional battles of movie actress Anna Battista. She longs to be taken seriously as a film director but is instead sent on modeling jobs and cast in silly roles. After describing herself as the loneliest girl in the world, she falls desperately in love with a musician who does not share her feelings. Marred my clichés and stereotypes, "Scarlet Diva" is unable to elicit the sympathy it so obviously craves. This film might have served as an interesting comment on celebrity if at least our protagonist was a likable character; instead, she is the most vapid of the bunch. Starring, directed by and written by Asia Argento. Produced by Claudio Argento and Dario Argento. No distributor set. Drama. Italian- and French-language; subtitled. Not yet rated. Running time: 91 min.