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Shot on Location (1972)

Porn producer Vinnie has his hands full during the making of his latest hardcore movie: Rival Garrick tries to usurp his status as a studio head while ruthless aspiring starlet Hanna uses blackmail to secure a lead role.

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(as John Donne)
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Hanna (as Tiffany Stewart)
Sunny Boyd ...
Carla
Kim Dupont ...
Agnes (as Kim Du Pont)
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Squaw (as Cynthia Westcott)
Nancy Martin ...
Blond Squaw
Shella Bancroft ...
Bea
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Maggie
Andy Bellamy ...
Bitsy
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Vinnie
Bert Davis ...
Garrick (as Bert)
Wayne Chapman ...
Fenway (as Wayne Smith)
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Porn producer Vinnie has his hands full during the making of his latest hardcore movie: Rival Garrick tries to usurp his status as a studio head while ruthless aspiring starlet Hanna uses blackmail to secure a lead role.

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January 1972 (USA)  »

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The magazine that Vinnie reads is the September 1971 issue of Playboy featuring Crystal Smith. See more »

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Failed "behind the scenes" porn comedy
22 February 2011 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

They tried too hard with this porn comedy, purporting to show us the hi jinx on a porn set, and the backbiting behind the scenes. Untalented filmmaker "John Donne" strikes out.

Something Weird Video has had the temerity to issue this baby in three, count 'em, three different versions, which I will detail below. This apparently stems from the fact that ancient porn films exist in various states of truncation and disrepair, but one would have thought that issuing the best version would have sufficed.

Hardcore edition is released on Vol. 188 of SWV's Dragon Art Theatre series and runs 60 minutes. In an overly complicated script, high on farcical occurrences and low on both humor & arousal meters, it depicts the idiotic behavior of porn producer Ric Lutze, who when he isn't giggling is humping. His boss at the porn studio, a portly character actor named Bert Davis, is vying with him for power, and the film limns a farcical series of musical beds and cases of mistaken identity situations involving their wives, Kim Dupont and Eve Orlon.

With Rene Bond as Ric's assistant and script girl you know more sex is in the offing, and mixed in the comical stew is lesbian talent agent Sheila Bancroft and her 14-year-old discovery, gum-chewing Sandy Dempsey, flaunting her butterfly tattoo which she calls a birthmark. In a scenario that strays very far from the reality of the next decade (see: Traci Lords and Alexandria Quinn's case histories), Dempsey seduces Davis and then blackmails him into signing her to a leading role, otherwise she'll fink on him for shtupping a 14-year-old.

Not many "on location" scenes are actually depicted, mainly concerning luscious Andy Bellamy playing a stereotypical Indian squaw giving her white man a blow job, and then a lesbian threesome of her with two other squaws, porn stars Suzanne Fields and Nancy Martin wasted in non-speaking roles.

Overall XXX content is pretty minimal and the film ends in a boring orgy involving Ric on a bed with four beauties. Finale involves the film's title and is really stupid.

With maybe four minutes of XXX running time trimmed, SWV issued the same movie on Vol. 17 of its Double Softies series. It plays pretty much the same, but obviously fans of Bellamy, Dupont and Bond will want to see them go all the way in the Dragon Art version.

For some obscure reason, this same movie was unleashed in 37-minute "featurette" form as an extra on the SWV two-fer saluting Rene Bond, comprised of TEASER and FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE...WERE LOVERS. It has the four-minute XXX footage excised and also deletes the entire first 20 minutes of the film. The action indeed starts on location with the Bellamy as squaw set-up scene. In this version, none of the plot twists make any sense -it's just soft porn filler with Dupont's role probably the biggest loser. An entire scene of her serviced by a pool boy who looks alarmingly like Hugh Jackman (don't worry, he was only 3 years old when this junker was made) is completely missing.

Overall, this is of interest only for its superstar cast (none of them used properly, however), and how it demonstrates the tenuous line between soft and hard porn. In the years that followed many films, including mainstream R-rated pictures, had XXX inserts added to spice them up, but SHOT ON LOCATION is an example of how many movies shot hardcore in the first place needn't have bothered.


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