First & foremost, you don't have to like pornography or documentaries necessarily to find this docu film enjoyable. In fact, it may very well give viewers an inside (no pun intended) look at one of America's happiest men. How many men wouldn't love to be in Ron Jeremy's shoes for a day?
Porn Star succeeds on many levels as it's honest & has little to hide as far as the industry goes in the eyes of Mr. Jeremy. Ron Jeremy speaks candidly in front of the camera & is always fun to watch. If you aren't careful, you might learn a few things through a series of interviews with friends & those who've known or loved Ron. Porn Star gives a very solid image of who Jeremy truly is which perhaps could break down many of our inevitable misconceptions.
Jeremy is not only a legend in the adult film industry (having made thousands of skin flicks) but he is a big cult figure in the mainstream entertainment business as well. It's extremely rare to see an actor in the adult film industry do well in mainstream cinema but this is Jeremy's ultimate dream & one can't help but hope all will work in the long run for the big guy. We also get a glimpse of Ron's earliest childhood memories that are very poignant & heartfelt.
In between the interviews or candid talk with Jeremy,viewers are treated to some clips from his body (no pun intended once again) of work which could easily stand beside some of the greatest moments in B-movie history & even a little bit of animation for giggles and laughs. It's almost hard to believe that at one time the adult cinema closely resembles what are now considered campy films or cult classics.
In some ways, Porn Star is similar to a reality tv show as viewers have the distinct pleasure of watching Ron during his everyday activites such as traveling or being tested for sexually transmitted diseases at a local health clinic.
Although I've never been a fan of documentaries as a general rule of thumb, Porn Star is insightful & funny throughout. I've seen this film several times since purcahsing my own copy last year in February. If you dig documentaries, this is most definately the film you'll want to see. If you don't like documentaries, this is a wonderful place to start. If only all documentaries could be this interesting, right?
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