6.1/10
833
9 user 2 critic

Thinking XXX (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 28 October 2004
For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. This film records the ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
2,084 ( 1,309)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Noted Celebrity Photographer, Michael Grecco, sets out to capture the essence of the AVN Awards and Convention where the best in American Pornography is displayed, celebrated and honored.

Director: Michael Grecco
Stars: Michael Grecco, Tera Patrick, Evan Seinfeld
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Dave Hills
Stars: Bob Chinn, Misty Dawn, John Holmes
Documentary | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben
Stars: Nelson Andreu, Jorge Ayala, Griselda Blanco
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O... See full summary »

Director: Just Jaeckin
Stars: Corinne Cléry, Udo Kier, Anthony Steel
Romance (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Breillat
Stars: Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stévenin, François Berléand
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A troubled college professor becomes obsessed with the idea that his emotionally distant wife is having an affair with his invalid father.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Katarina Vasilissa, Francesco Casale, Cristina Garavaglia
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.

Director: Bryce Wagoner
Stars: Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera, Bobby Slayton
Monella (1998)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Set in the 1950s Italian countryside, the film tells the story of Lola and Masetto, a young couple whose views on premarital sex differ drastically.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Anna Ammirati, Patrick Mower, Max Parodi
Paprika (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young country girl comes to town and works in a brothel in order to help her fiance get the money to start his own business. "Paprika" is the name given to her by the madam.

Director: Tinto Brass
Stars: Debora Caprioglio, Stéphane Ferrara, Martine Brochard
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The true story of a girls initiation into American Hard Core Pornography and her rise to stardom.

Director: Jon Jacobs
Stars: Tammi Ann, Lynn LeMay, T.T. Boy
Scratch (2001)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Pray
Stars: Chali 2na, Marc 7, Afra
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Three generations of a French family open up about their sexual experiences and desires after young Romain is caught masturbating in his biology class.

Directors: Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr
Stars: Mathias Melloul, Valérie Maës, Stephan Hersoen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Herself
...
...
Herself
Seymore Butts ...
Himself
...
Herself
Chloe ...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Himself
Jeremy Jordan ...
Himself
Jason Hawke ...
Himself
...
Herself
Reina Leone ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. This film records the photo shoots and includes interviews with the performers and commentary from eight writers (and John Waters). The actors and writers discuss economics, nudity and exhibitionism, careers, and private lives. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gwiazdy XXX: Portret intymny  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A bit too cheerful and superficial for some but even with this it is interesting to hear the performers talking naturally instead of acting
30 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Having photographed artists, actors, musicians and politicians, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' next project is to photograph stars of the American pornography industry both with clothes and without in the same pose. As he works with them to capture his images, they speak to the camera about their lives, their experiences and how they see the world they live within.

As with many people I imagine, this film jumped out of the listings at me because of the title but also the names of the people involved – many of whom I have of course seen, but few of them on UK television! I watched it out of curiosity and, in this regard it works as a short documentary. The actors and actresses are all pretty charming and open about the work they do – none of them are cheap and nasty nor are any of them too hung up on the "importance" of what they think they are doing (even if one talks a bit heavily about it as an "art"). Seeing them in their normal clothes and not heavy make-up and high-heels is a nice experience and this novelty value is enough to carry it.

Of course there is also nudity but it is all very posed and those looking for a cheap way to get off will be disappointed because Sanders' is not really interested in making them titillating. This plays in its favour as a documentary but it is a documentary about the shooting of these portraits and not about the porn industry and this is where many viewers will have an issue with it. As it is essentially a relaxed chat with the performers, there isn't any probing and no topics are covered lest they want to discuss it themselves. So what we get is a very cheerful depiction of the industry from those who have been made comparatively rich and successful as a result of what they do. What you won't get is any idea of pressures, downsides, tragedies and so on, because these are not discussed or even really mentioned.

A shame perhaps but also understandable since the film is not really about more than the celebrities being shown "out of character" as it were. In the end what this means is that the film is a sort of cheerful bit of access to porn stars for those with an intellectual interest in them beyond the nudity and sex. In this regard it doesn't totally work because it is all a bit superficial with no probing whatsoever, giving the performers an easy ride and the industry a chance for a bit of PR but it is still quite interesting if you can except it as such.


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page