It’s true that Netflix doesn’t have actual pornography — for psychotronic naughtiness of that nature, you’ll have to wait for Skinaflix. It does, however, have plenty of films that feature pornography, which is basically the same thing, without the inexplicable guilt! So this week, we’ve got ten films about the ladies and gentlemen who are courteous enough to lend audiences access to their genitalia mixing together in a… y’know, I’m just going to stop now, because this just isn’t the least bit sexy.
Two film students turn their romantic drama into a porno movie because it’s the only way they can get it made in this goofy comedy from Stephen Surjik, who started out by making shorts for “The Kids in the Hall.” (He also directed WAYNE’S WORLD 2, but whatever.)
The life and career of Dan Leal, producer of (and participant in) amateur porn is detailed in Alexandrea Berger’s documentary. While it takes a while to get to the emotional hook, it’s a compelling tale.
Yes, Kevin Smith’s tale about two friends who decide to, er, make a porno is fairly flippant and has its share of gross-out jokes, but it’s got some fun performances even if you don’t buy that Elizabeth Banks would go for Seth Rogen.
The post-porn careers of the likes of Asia Carrera and Randy West are the focus of this doc about what performers do once they’ve moved away from their careers.
Dan Hunt’s crowdfunded doc on transgender porn star Buck Angel is a unique look at gender roles in porn (and life) that’s certain to open a few eyes. Angel may not have made our list of the Top 50 Most Fascinating Gender-Benders of Psychotronic Film, but it’s not because he’s a boring figure.
4. Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism (2009)
The history of pro-sex feminism is viewed through the eyes of Annie Sprinkle, Catherine Berillat and Lydia Lunch in Virginine Despentes’ transgressive doc.
Sure, the facts may be… questionable, but what else would you expect from a biopic on DEEP THROAT star Linda Lovelace? Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s pic has a hell of a cast, including Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, Juno Temple, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Web Bentley, James Franco, Debi Mazar, Eric Roberts, and of course Amanda Seyfried in the title role.
“Penthouse” founder Bob Guccione gets a close-up in Barry Avrich’s entertaining documentary with a chunk devoted to the making of CALIGULA.
An adult film star and an elderly woman become unlikely friends in Sean S. Baker’s surprisingly pleasant indie flick starring Dree Hemingway.
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