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Naked Fame (2004)

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Former Colt model and porn star Colton Ford left the skin flick business at 40 to return to a musical career along with his partner Blake Harper. This is is their story.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colton Ford ...
Narrator / Himself - Gay adult film star / aspiring singer (as Glenn aka 'Colton Ford')
Chi Chi La Rue ...
Himself - Adult film director (as Larry aka 'ChiChi LaRue') (as ChiChi LaRue aka 'Larry')
Donna Mears ...
Herself - Glenn's mom (as Donna)
Ken Soukesian ...
Himself - Glenn's dad (as Ken)
Kyle Nevins ...
Himself - Songwriter / Former gay adult film star (as Kyle) (as Kyle Neven)
Blake Harper ...
Himself - Gay adult film star / Registered nurse (as Peter aka 'Blake Harper')
Scott Anderson ...
Himself - Musician / Dance music producer
Pepper Mashay ...
Herself - Dance music diva
Brett Henrichsen ...
Himself - Owner, Masterbeat music label (as Bret Henrichsen)
Ed Bailey ...
Himself - Club owner
Marc Berkley ...
Himself - Founder, HX Entertainment Magazine (as Mark Berkeley)
Mark Katz ...
Himself - Manager for Debra Cox
Amber ...
Herself - Dance music diva
Kevin Williams ...
Himself - Nervous Records
David Forest ...
Himself - Porn star agent / Ex-con
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Former gay porn star Colton Ford has decided to get out of the porn business to follow his life long passion, music and being a professional singer. But, can he break away from his gay porn past, and achieve success in the mainstream music industry without the porn stigma holding him back? Director Christopher Long has crafted an unusual documentary by following Ford, his partner Blake Harper (who also wants to escape his porn career), and their interactions with a variety of professional music, club, and porn industry veterans. It's a bumpy ride, but hopefully a successful path to what Ford believes is his destiny. Written by trivwhiz

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1 May 2004 (USA)  »

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$3,315 (USA) (18 February 2005)

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$213,621 (USA) (22 July 2005)
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Although the film was released in 2004, much of it was shot in 2001, because Colton Ford refers to himself on screen more than once as being 39 years old, which he would have been in 2001 (birthdate: October 12, 1962). See more »

Crazy Credits

Peter and Glenn threaten to quit the adult industry and leave the "Live and Raw" Hotel. Kyle is not happy. See more »

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References Bearing Leather (2002) See more »

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The other side of the porn-star rainbow...
17 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Give Colton (Glen) and Blake (Peter) a break....at least they had the guts to put themselves out there and give this documentary project a try. This little story, if you choose to view it this way, may be a bit of a morality tale...although for a limited (mainly gay?) audience. The lesson might be....don't let your babies grow up to be porn-stars???

I found the documentary interesting, maybe because I know nothing of the music business and how a club song is created and marketed, so that was new to me; now that I've seen it, it looked awful, and boring. Also, I admit to romanticising some porn actors (Blake / Peter was one for me) and the gay porn industry despite all the stories about what an awful business it is. So the chance to have the awfulness confirmed and to see the other side of the gay porn rainbow after the sex celebrity merry-go-round slows down was intriguing. It was revealing and more than a little sad.

This documentary catches Glen and Peter at the point in their lives where they're trying to turn away from the youth and looks they've depended on for the first 35 years of their lives to pay the rent. It must be terrifying to be hitting 40 and dealing with the fact life just ain't happening like it was when you were the hottest thing in gay porn. What are you going to do for the rest of your life when the foundation of your first 20 years has gone the way of all flesh?

Of the 3 primary characters, Glen, Peter and Kyle, Glen/Colton comes across as self-possessed and narcissistic most of the time. Not a particularly likable character personality-wise....and, sadly, I don't really care that he doesn't appear to have much of a chance at making it in the club music scene. Colton's story is not yet done; the story after the story is what does he do when he finally accepts he has no career as a singer?

Peter, oddly enough,comes across as the most likable character in the documentary. He is sympathetic, sweet, and his devotion to partner to Glen/Colton is obvious. I wonder how many people would be so self-sacrificing (in this case by taking up a 'day job' - horrors!) to support Glen's long shot at an uncertain music career? As the documentary closes, I was pondering the unevenness of the relationship between Glen and Peter and it's chances for longevity....or survival. I wonder if they are still together even one year after Naked Fame was released?

The truly frightening - even disturbing - character in all of this is songwriter (?) manager Kyle....his appearance alone was upsetting; (as one previous review said - he does look like the freakish Joyce Wildenstein plastic surgery monster featured in all the tabloids.) And the lip hair sticking out from his chin through most of the film was just plain bizarre. Kyle stands out not only for his truly bizarre appearance, but his truly despicable personality and behavior....it is clear that this is the real person behind that baked on mask in the film. And it is impossible to like or care about any aspect of him. Perhaps Kyles adds interest to the documentary because he is so extreme, so unlikable, and because it is obvious that the monster inside and out is who he really is.

So, all in all, this little documentary is an interesting take on a couple of gay porn celebrities faced with what to do with their lives after youth is done,the music stops, and responsibility for the rest of their lives is fast approaching. The sad fact may be that these guys most likely have the best years of their lives behind them....the future is looking kinda bleak. I wonder if they'll stay public enough for us to know 5 or 10 years from now....


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