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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Castigan
Pete Scherer ...
Matt Stevens
Jared Grey ...
Mark Anton
William / Jason
Jason Steele
Nick Salamone ...
Wyatt Fenner ...
Student / Angel
Larry Weissman ...
Jeremy / Adam
Urinal Guy / Jerome
Rasool J'Han ...
Realtor / Therapist (as Rasool Jahan)
Brooklyn Mover / Rex
Jake Christian ...
Bishop Scott (as Bret Wolfe)
Dr. T
Photography Professor


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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Pornography: A Thriller  »

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In the first scene, which plays out before the opening credits, there is an over the shoulder video screen shown with a logo for a fictional company called "Wildfire Video," which includes flames as part of its' logo. "Wildfire Video" also appears several more times, in a variety of media, throughout the movie. This is a reference to the actual company which produced Pornography: A Thriller (2009), Triple Fire Productions, which also uses flames as a part of its logo. See more »


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 »


References Xanadu (1980) See more »


Written and Performed by Michael Cudahy
Courtesy Combustible Edison, LTD.
From the Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008) soundtrack
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A Cocoon or Chrysalis, not quite mature
21 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Kittredge has style - it is a style that inhabits a number of other really fine writers and directors as Christopher Nolan (Memento), David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive etc), Claude Chabrol (Chloe), Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad, etc). Good company, this, and it would seem that given some time to develop his technique and perhaps seek the assistance of some other script doctors he will likely become an important artist in film. In PORNOGRAPHY: A THRILLER he comes close, but it seems like the finished product was rushed to screen before the kinks were ironed out.

There are three interweaving stories in this movie about the male pornography business. It begins with a well-known Los Angeles porn actor Mark Anton (Jared Gray) who is talked into a final film deal where he will make a large amount of money for a one night stand, but the one night stand seems to be a snuff film project with Mark interviewed in the dark by a crazed killer. Jump 14 years ahead to New York City and Michael (Matthew Montgomery) and his partner William (Walter Delmar) move into a large apartment in Brooklyn. Michael is doing research on a book on pornography and in the process receives strange photographs in the mail that lead to the discovery of the presence of evidence that video cameras had at one time been installed in their apartment, videos they come to discover show the 'snuff film' of Mark Anton! The discovery leas to dire consequences. The third story involves porn star Matt Stevens (Peter Scherer) who out of a dream state begins writing then directing and casting a film called 'The Mark Anton Story' in which Matt will play the role of Mark Anton! In the film his partner Jason (Walter Delmar) is a participant in the horror that follows and instead of a film about the death of Mark Anton no one is able to tell where reality stops and thriller starts. It is a classical dilemma for the audience of the conundrum 'What is real'?

The cast is well trained and there are some cameos by Wyatt Fenner and Rasool J'Han that are particularly fine. Give David Kittredge some time and he may become an important figure in cinema!

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