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Thank goodness we live in a system in which films like this get made. Stolen premise? Sure. Amateur acting? Uh huh. Lousy production values? Guilty. But it doesn't matter. If you can rope Andy Dick, Ron Jeremy and a few of your closest porn actresses into playing along, you've got a movie many will watch. Ironically, the one thing a film about porn lacks is a strong female character the actress here is cute, but her performance is reminiscent of, well, a porn actresses. The beauty of this set-up, which is really nothing more than a bar conversation ("Did you see Being John Malkovich? Wouldn't it be funny if it was Ron Jeremy instead?), is that since it's about porn all the lousy things about it can easily be construed as an homage to the industry. Unfortunately, comedy does require a deft touch, and the director (who I think was also the writer and star) may have taken off more than he can chew. There are some decent gags here that a more experienced comedic director would have milked. The guy is still charming, and one hopes he continues writing more material. Speaking of charming, how about that Ron Jeremy? He manages a rather difficult feat, playing a lovable guy who just happens to be a porn actor. Again, he could use some direction and needs to hone a more naturalistic style, but Hollywood loves a crossover and this, coupled with his stint on The Surreal Life and his role in the cult film Orgazmo show he's capable of one day playing a character other than Pizza Guy or Plumber.
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