Shooting Porn

  • 1997
  • 1 HR 15 MIN
  • NR
  • Documentary

A breezy look at the gay porn business that focuses on two directors, Gino Colbert and drag queen Chi Chi LaRue, and several hardcore stars. Playwright and director Ronnie Larsen is the author of the Off-Broadway play Making Porn, which introduced him to members of the adult film industry and inspired this documentary. Though technically unpolished -- the...read more

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A breezy look at the gay porn business that focuses on two directors, Gino Colbert and drag queen Chi Chi LaRue, and several hardcore stars. Playwright and director Ronnie Larsen is the author of the Off-Broadway play Making Porn, which

introduced him to members of the adult film industry and inspired this documentary. Though technically unpolished -- the sound recording is particularly poor -- Larsen's camera captures some engaging personalities. The flamboyant LaRue huffs that he does not direct in drag: Who'd want to

spend that much time in heels? The straightforward Colbert explains that you should always shoot three-way sex scenes on a bed; try to do it on a couch and people get stuck between the cushions. Actor Hunter Scott gives a graphic lesson in professional personal hygiene. And extensive, disarmingly

frank remarks by the chatty, charismatic UK-born porn veteran Blue Blake help give the material structure. Larsen doesn't get far beneath the surface of the industry and probably shouldn't have tackled the short life of troubled porn idol Joey Stefano, who OD'd at the age of 26; no one to whom he

speaks has anything enlightening to say about Stefano's problems and what they did or didn't have to do with his line of work. But many of the interviews are raunchily entertaining: it's especially amusing to watch one bare-fleshed performer after another describe the intimate tricks of the trade,

then flatly refuse to talk about money.

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  • Released: 1997
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A breezy look at the gay porn business that focuses on two directors, Gino Colbert and drag queen Chi Chi LaRue, and several hardcore stars. Playwright and director Ronnie Larsen is the author of the Off-Broadway play Making Porn, which introduced him to… (more)

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