MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,535 this week

Screwed (1996)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 57 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 6 critic

The story of Al Goldstein and Screw magazine.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Related Items

Search for "Screwed" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Screwed (1996)

Screwed (1996) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Screwed.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Adult
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Director Dag Yngvesson begins making a documentary about the porn industry, until he is asked by a desperate director to shoot film for his next adult movie. After agreeing, he is led ... See full summary »

Director: Dag Yngvesson
Stars: Jeanna Fine, William Margold, Gina Everett
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary.

Director: Julien Nitzberg
Stars: J. Parker Bazzle II, Big & Rich, Ponty's Camper
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story is the definitive documentary on porn magazine Hustler, from its nightclub inception as it adapts to pornography in the 21st century. Director ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lee Nirenberg
Stars: Paul Cambria, Kenneth De Martines, Gail Dines
Road Trip: Beer Pong (Video 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Three college roommates join a bus full of gorgeous models and travel the country to compete in a National Beer Pong Championship. With an bus load full of attractive lady who knows how much fun they could have.

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: DJ Qualls, Mary Cobb, Rhoda Griffis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett
Alpha House (Video 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

When two freshmen pledges are accepted into the biggest party frat on campus (ALPHA HOUSE), they think they have it all. That is, until the assistant dean forces the Alphas to share their ... See full summary »

Director: Jacob Cooney
Stars: Julien Ari, Heather Paige Cohn, Chris O'Brien
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.

Director: Nick Broomfield
Stars: Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Director: Steven Zaillian
Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet
Screwed (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Carolina Bartczak, José Alvarez, Lena Cigleris
Sexjunkie (2003)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A film about the difficulty to join love and sexuality. The inability to live without emotional contact. Sexuality as a source of warmth in a cold world. the restlessness of desire, the ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Ostertag
Stars: Julia Ostertag
Thriller

A man who spends most of his time on the Internet thinks he's stumbled upon a murder online and recruits his brother/caretaker to investigate it.

Hotel Desire (2011)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young single mother drops her son of at the bus stop to visit his dad in Paris. After being late for work, she almost gets fired. At the end of her duties she gets into a tricky situation which she handles, with the advice her colleague gave her.

Director: Sergej Moya
Stars: Saralisa Volm, Clemens Schick, Jan-Gregor Kremp
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Al Goldstein ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Himself
David Aaron Clark ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
Leena ...
Herself
Ralph Parfait ...
Himself
Curtis Sliwa ...
Himself
Tianna Taylor ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

The story of Al Goldstein and Screw magazine.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Porn American Style  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like Porn
Written by Melvins
Performed by Melvins
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Free speech should not be absolute!
24 December 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In a "Fresh Air" interview on NPR a few years ago, attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz at first proclaimed himself "an absolutist" when it came to free speech, then quickly modified that to "almost an absolutist". He wrote an article for "Penthouse" back in the mid 70s (titled "Screwing Around With The First Amendment" in their "Advise And Dissent" section) scolding Al Goldstein and also defending his right to publish because the US had a long history of politically motivated naughty speech and Dershowitz saw the prominent porn publishers as being attacked for having left wing sentiments and possibly influencing candidates chances through their support in the magazines.

While communicating one's ideas and emotions in various forms is an important and life affirming act, the unrestricted ability to ruin reputations, cause legal and criminal hardship to innocent people and generally use the law as a weapon for cruelty's sake is not what anybody's founding fathers really had in mind when they created the concepts and documents establishing a vision for their descendent's future.

Alvin Goldstein, born in Brooklyn in 1936, is certainly one of those rabble rousers who have become inextricably linked with what the actual parameters of being offensive for it's own sake are concerned. He worked as a journalist for other periodicals before deciding with Jim Buckley to start "Screw" back in the late 60s and pretty much dare the cops to come and get them! Back then something like what we can see on "Sex And The City" would have been considered hard core porn by many, so it wasn't long before the duo did get arrested and continued to many times.

In his autobiography "I, Goldstein", Al describes his life as a quest for some kind of mental and sexual fulfilment that he assumed his father's generation didn't have. The need for attention became as life threatening an obsessive compulsion as his gluttony with food and prostitutes, not to mention the relentless shopping sprees and generosity with taking friends and business associates out on the town for lavish meals. Al loved feeling like a big shot and the material wealth didn't quite make up for the patterns that would dominate his life for the long haul.

He ended up homeless after not heeding well meant advice to slow down the habits which eventually bankrupted him. And he was wrecked philosophically by the multiple marriages which he never intended to be monogamous within. Living a swinger's existence didn't really give him the self esteem boost he hoped it would.

His public access cable show "Midnight Blue" introduced many folks, mostly in the New York area, to their first taste of the porn world, featuring interviews with almost all of the greats, a notable exception being Linda Lovelace/Marciano, who he'd confronted earlier at a press conference, waving stills from a bestiality film she'd made pre "Deep Throat". In typical Goldstein fashion, he was ejected from the event. He published the first North American photos of Jackie O nude, the same ones Larry Flynt's "Hustler" set adult mag records in sales for a few months later. He accused Flynt of basically taking almost everything from "Screw" and it's not really an exaggeration.

The infamous "Campari" ad parody that landed Flynt in hot water (and eventually before the US Supreme Court) was at first a poke at Al's sexuality in his own publication. That single piece of satire was the fuse for a free speech explosion which had a unanimous decision from all the highest court in the land's justices agreeing figures like Rev. Jerry Falwell were indeed subject to vicious comic treatment that they couldn't really sue over.

Goldstein's treatment of his own family, most notably ex-wife Gena and "former" son Jordan, was a very different kind of attack and even Al's most ardent defenders would have problems with his taking such personal matters into the most public and infamous forums in that cruel a manner. He's been in court at many times for taking any and all frustrations with whoever has crossed him to a ridiculous extent.

In "I, Goldstein", he wonders if all his legal battles (including federal obscenity charges in Kansas that he won after a prolonged and draining fight) were worth it, considering how little the modern porn world has to offer in any soul. He envied John Holmes until the legend faded away and what was finally revealed was a shell of a man trapped in his typecast of a legendary sex machine. Watching Goldstein being interviewed anywhere, you'd have to wonder if living his life would be the ultimate form of seeming to have it all and really having nothing at all.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
cool seattle_juggalo
Discuss Screwed (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page