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  (in credits order)
Jeanna Fine ... Herself
William Margold ... Self, Dr. Yes (as Bill Margold)
Gina Everett ... Herself (as Selena)
Sean Michaels ... Himself
Toni English ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nena Cherry ... Herself (as Nena Anderson)
Jeff Coldwater ... Himself (as Geoff Coldwater)

Nina Hartley ... Herself (scenes deleted)

Jenna Jameson ... Herself (scenes deleted)

Ron Jeremy ... Himself (scenes deleted)
Damien Michaels ... Himself
Dick Nasty ... Himself
Alex Sanders ... Himself
Jim South ... Himself

Steven St. Croix ... Himself
Tina Tyler ... Hershelf
Brooke Waters ... Herself

Directed by
Dag Yngvesson 
Produced by
Scott Woeckel .... music producer: music
Dag Yngvesson .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Gonzales 
Film Editing by
Dag Yngvesson 
Sound Department
Michael Gonzales .... sound


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92 min

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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Interesting look at the porn industry, 15 April 2002

I always thought the porn industry would make a good documentary and while there have been a few made in recent years they have mainly concentrated on one particular performer. This movie tries to look at the industry as a whole and some of the people involved in it.

In reality it would be very difficult to cover every aspect of the porn industry as it is now a very large and for some people very profitable enterprise. Rated X instead concentrates on a few select people involved in the industry and investigates how/why they got involved and their opinion of it.

This is sometimes humorous, sometimes sad but definitely very watchable. Of the people profiled Jenna Fine was probably the most interesting. She is one of the few females to have been in the industry off and on for over 10 years.

Other people profiled include William Margold and Toni English. Margold obviously has a good sense of humor and enjoys his chosen profession while English is one of the industry's few female directors.

Rated X also tries to uncover certain issues in the porn industry. For example the amount of work available to non-white performers. I had never thought this would be an issue but surprisingly some females will not work with non-white males and there is the thought that some people will not purchase/rent a video that features a colored performer. Other issues covered include the risk of HIV and whether the females performers were abused as children. One thing not really covered is the amount of drug use in the industry which I suspect is quite high.

Director Dag Yngvesson says when he started making this movie he had a slightly negative view of the porn industry which I found surprising. This opinion does however seem to change as the movie progresses and Dag even becomes a camera man for the porn film Velvet.

The people profiled in this movie seem surprisingly normal however I will add not so normal that they ever get boring.If you get the chance to see this I recommend it.

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