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The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

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The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.

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PTA's rough draft of his masterpiece Boogie Nights. This film tells the story of Dirk Diggler. A famous porn star from America who makes it big amongst the industry and amongst the mainstream in the late 1970s. However, Dirk Diggler soon will meet his unfortunate downfall.

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The model for this mockumentary was Exhausted: John C. Holmes, the Real Story (1981), an adoring documentary about porn actor John Holmes. It includes a number of scenes that would appear almost verbatim in Boogie Nights (1997) later. See more »

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Great Student Film
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dirk Diggler Story, The (1988)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fake documentary on porn star Dirk Diggler (Michael Stein), which director Anderson would later turn into Boogie Nights. The film was shot on videotape and edited from VCR to VCR yet you can still see the talent behind the camera. The film kept me entertained throughout its 31-minute running time. The video is raw, the performances raw and the editing is raw but it makes for an interesting little film especially when you compare it to the feature version. The ending here is a lot better than the one in Boogie Nights.


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