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Pornography: A Thriller (2009)

Pornography (original title)
Unrated | | Mystery | 8 July 2010 (Germany)
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A gay porn star's mysterious disappearance becomes an obsession for both a writer and another adult film star, leading them into dark supernatural corners that were never meant to be explored.

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Michael Castigan
Pete Scherer ...
Matt Stevens
Jared Grey ...
Mark Anton
Walter Delmar ...
William / Jason
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Jason Steele
Nick Salamone ...
Billy
Wyatt Fenner ...
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Harry
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Jeremy / Adam
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Urinal Guy / Jerome
Rasool J'Han ...
Realtor / Therapist (as Rasool Jahan)
Jon Gale ...
Brooklyn Mover / Rex
Jake Christian ...
Bishop Scott (as Bret Wolfe)
Joe Langer ...
Dr. T
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A gay porn star's mysterious disappearance becomes an obsession for both a writer and another adult film star, leading them into dark supernatural corners that were never meant to be explored.

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The fictional porn titles shown or spoken on screen are: "Manhattan Video Boys 8," "Manhattan Video Boys," "Much Ado About F******," "L.A. Dreamers," and "Frat Boy Gang Bang 6" all from the aforementioned "Wildfire Video." See more »

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When Harry calls Michael's cell phone, to tell him about the busted old video tape that he restored for Michael, the call is disconnected, and Michael clearly hears a fast busy or "phone off the hook" signal. "Phone off the hook" signals are not heard on cell phones when the other party disconnects, the line just goes silent and the call is ended. See more »

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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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A CREATURE OF THE 70S
Written and Performed by Michael Cudahy
Courtesy Combustible Edison, LTD.
From the Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008) soundtrack
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A challenging, intelligent, thriller of a different kind
6 December 2010 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Slow and boring — a badly told story: are the two objections reviewers here reiterate in different ways over and over. And yet, the film I saw couldn't be more enticing. PORNOGRAPHY: A THRILLER is methodical, character driven, but certainly not boring; and considering its ambitious three part narrative, I'd say this seamlessly rendered film ends up being the engaging puzzle it was intended to be. Writer/director, David Kittredge has clearly thought about his subject long and hard, for the kind of cubist back and forth he's cooked up brilliantly exploits thriller hooks to explore the relationship between hardcore sex acted for the camera and the imagination of those who get off on watching it. Even with the ghost of David Lynch in obvious attendance, Kittredge's thriller plot does not seem stolen or manufactured, as others would have you think; it reflect the artist's ambiguous relationship to the subject. The film is saying that pornography arouses us, body and mind, with temptation and dread; two sides of the same coin. Here's a gay film that truly challenges its audience to think. No gay bar clichés, no stupid, camp posturing pandering to a marketable demographic. If someone says this is boring or not well done, it means the film went over their heads.


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