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Pornography -- 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.
Pornography -- A gripping psychological thriller, PORNOGRAPHY is about the mysterious disappearance of adult film actor Mark Anton at the height of his fame.  Years later, a writer unearths an underground tape that may have captured his final minutes. But as he searches for the truth, he finds the lines between his life and the fantasy of adult entertainment blurred. At the same time, a cocky LA adult film actor starts his directorial debut about the final days of Anton, but supernatural events threaten to doom both the production... and possibly him.

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David Kittredge (written by)
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Release Date:
8 July 2010 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
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Confused, boring, troublesome and bothersome See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Matthew Montgomery ... Michael Castigan
Pete Scherer ... Matt Stevens
Jared Grey ... Mark Anton

Walter Delmar ... William / Jason

Dylan Vox ... Jason Steele
Nick Salamone ... Billy

Wyatt Fenner ... Student / Angel

Larry Weissman ... Harry

Akie Kotabe ... Jeremy / Adam

Steve Callahan ... 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

David Pevsner ... Photography Professor

Jeremy Owen ... The Figure
Len Irving ... NYPD Detective
Amy Seeley ... Mailbox Clerk / Porn Receptionist
Sean Abley ... Porn DP
Bob Koenig ... Porn Lighting Designer (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
Buck Hakes ... Porn Gaffer
E.J. Manning ... Strangled Boy
Mike Justice ... Ghost Story Actor / The Voice
Alan Alessandro ... DVD Dealer
Matt Mishkoff ... Drug Dealer / Server
Philip Sanchez ... Photography Student #1
Benjamin Kaufher ... Photography Student #2 (as Ben Kaufher)
Stephen Clay ... Porn Auditioner #1
Enrique Currero ... Porn Auditioner #2
Julian Fornatora ... Porn Auditioner #3
Carlton Douglas ... Snuff Club / Industry Club Extra
Mike Lee ... Snuff Club / Industry Club Extra
Jeff Luhman ... Snuff Club / Industry Club Extra
Aaron Aldorisio ... Video Store Customer
Gary Cotti ... Video Store Customer

Alonso Duralde ... Video Store Customer
Chris Gardner ... Video Store Customer

Directed by
David Kittredge 
 
Writing credits
David Kittredge (written by)

Produced by
Sean Abley .... producer
Rob McClary .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Robb Williamson 
 
Cinematography by
Ivan Corona (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mike Justice 
David Kittredge 
 
Production Design by
Doug Prinzivalli 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Broadfoot 
 
Set Decoration by
Benjamin Kaufher 
 
Costume Design by
Rebecca M. Graves  (as Rebecca Graves)
 
Makeup Department
Gage Hubbard .... key makeup artist (as Gage Munster)
Gage Hubbard .... special makeup effects artist (as Gage Munster)
Liz Mendoza .... makeup artist
Kazuyuki Okada .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sean Abley .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Abley .... second unit director
Mike Drobinski .... assistant director
Bob Koenig .... second assistant director (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
Rachel Montgomery .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Wrightson .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Brett Butler .... sound designer: Sonicpool
Brian Curley .... sound mixer (as Brian Patrick Curley)
John W. Frost .... sound re-recording mixer: Sonicpool
 
Visual Effects by
Charles Quinn .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Abley .... director of photography: second unit
Christina N. Jin .... gaffer
Graham Kolbeins .... still photographer
Jennifer Lai .... assistant camera
Jon Lyga .... second assistant camera (as Jonathan Lyga)
Jeremy Owen .... key grip
Marlen Schlawin .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Benjamin Kaufher .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Savvas Paritsis .... colorist: Postworks
Savvas Paritsis .... on-line editor: Postworks
 
Music Department
Justin Hosford .... composer: additional music
Justin Hosford .... performer: score
Justin Hosford .... performer: songtrack songs
Chris Munger .... music supervisor
Robb Williamson .... performer: score
Robb Williamson .... score producer
 
Transportation Department
David C. Cobb .... vehicles
 
Other crew
Heather Casterlin .... script supervisor (as Heather Casper Casterlin)
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Kevin Franzen .... script supervisor
Buck Hakes .... production assistant
Kevin Kirner .... production assistant
Bob Koenig .... production coordinator (as Bob 'Bobaloo' Koenig)
Justin Wineburgh .... production counsel
 
Thanks
Phillip J. Bartell .... special thanks (as Philip J. Bartell)
Matthew Beighley .... special thanks
Brett Butler .... special thanks
John Carrozza .... special thanks
Michael Cudahy .... special thanks (as Michael 'The Millionaire' Cudahy)
Michael Dancheck .... special thanks
Jim Dobson .... special thanks
Alonso Duralde .... special thanks
F.j. .... special thanks (as FJ)
John W. Frost .... special thanks (as John Frost)
Brice Gaeta .... special thanks
Laurie Gold .... special thanks
Brian A. Kates .... special thanks (as Brian Kates)
Krystal Kennedy .... special thanks
Lisa M. Kittredge .... special thanks
Paul Knepper .... special thanks
Steven Levy .... special thanks
Rob McClary .... special thanks
Matt Mishkoff .... special thanks
Bill Neil .... special thanks
Russell Pachman .... special thanks
Savvas Paritsis .... special thanks
Michael Todd Pozycki .... special thanks
Charles Quinn .... special thanks
Melissa Ray .... special thanks
Domenic Rom .... special thanks
Stacie Rose .... special thanks
James Roy .... special thanks
Jacqueline Santillan .... special thanks
Jeffrey Schwarz .... special thanks
Peleg Top .... special thanks
Stephen Twardokus .... special thanks
Risa Wolf .... special thanks
 

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113 min | Germany:115 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »

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When Michael finds the address of the club at 537 E. 4th St., underneath is "basement password: matryoshka." A 'matryoshka' is a Russian female doll, from the root word 'matreshka', meaning mother or very respected lady.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References Terms of Endowment (2001) (V)See more »
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WE ARE REALSee more »

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0 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Confused, boring, troublesome and bothersome, 18 August 2013
Author: Icons76 from Los Angeles, usa

A plot that doesn't sustain any of its premises, and, some artificial, trivial, and, rather unnecessary assemblage of so called 'controversial' situations, we can hardly bare enough to care, before even completing to watch just the first half of this disjointed film. Here, we are never even close to an auteur film's atmosphere, or that of a Lynch's type of 'narrative construction',rather, we are closer to the likes of some lurid tale, confusingly and quickly put together,and, bragging some pretentiousness! And, this is unintentionally(i hope!)carrying the responsibility to cheat even more audiences over the meanings of a truly inspired,and, inspiring, highly artistic, personal piece of film work, with, in this case, whatever preposterous mix of Gay sub culture and wrecked psychological over tones, you may regret trying to follow in the lousy developments,and, dialog, infesting this movie and its lack of firm direction or basic film rules,featuring just some acting that drags performances into almost juvenile portrays,bringing most players down to such a misleading, unfocused state where indicated acting may just come as handy,as it is indeed,the over all,general confusion, and, profane misinterpretation of the failed intents of this production! I can be making excuses for low budgeting,technical difficulties, and, all the detriments that Independent Cinema must unarguably face today to even make it to the completion of a project,but, i cannot making excuses when to hide the lack of identity, and, real personal vision of products, such as this one,someone would use the name "Lynch" as, just an excuse to sell some slow moving, undefined material, as artistically challenging, because that, "Pornography"is not! I personally resented some of the "over heated","tweaked" sequences, written more like keeping in mind a conversation between raunchy costumers of some seedy sex house, rather than having in mind a film that would like to introduce us to a dark thriller with stylish tones! "Pornography"sadly kept reminding me of how transparent were becoming, all of a sudden, the radical but simply basic lines and substantial differences,within such a mess, and, instead,the electrifying, galvanizing experience someone could still get by watching(and,i would quite frankly recommend dearly "re-watching" many greater films, to all of those folks still having doubts on whether,this film has nothing merely even resembling the works of Lynch and of other talented filmmakers, or not, since we should all, at least, be able to understand, how hard it is to accomplish even just a mere impression of those contemporary masters' work, and, with such different creative ideas, cultural back ground's, talent,and,imagination, they must be working with!),something like "Lost Highway" or "Mulholland Drive",or even the out standing works of another great European director, whose name, someone even dared to make, when talking about "Pornography"! Especially unsuitable in this case,in fact, it was to read or hear cited by some, at the time of this film's premiere,the name of extraordinary director, Michelangelo Antonioni (well known in the US, especially,for the frenzy, the trend he established so unforgettably, with the mesmerizing mystery,and virtuoso script,and camera work,carrying his intense,unique "Blow Up"released by MGM back in 1967, when there was still someone truly caring for the cultural faith of this Country),who indeed made also a phenomenal movie about an unusual,unexplainable disappearance of a key character, bringing up events, eventually going much deeper inside the interiors,and "the reality", to the point of introducing,a completely new story,from the one the movie had originally started with! That glorious achievement "L'Avventura",was shot in Italy in early 1960,and,still gives incredible thought provoking thrills,and, many reasons for collective meditations over the never ending links between filmmaking,and representation of relationships, cheating, alienation, and, other social commentaries,including last,but, not least,a disease we all may experience and share at various levels today, called incommunicable feelings'despair. Again, quite frankly, after having watched such ineptitude,just the thought of such directors,and, subjects,feels out of place and utterly embarrassing, since Antonioni's,and, Lynch's works, in my opinion,should just not even be mentioned, when going through the motions of "Pornography", ultimately, becoming only just fine example of how lost and awry a movie project with, maybe even too many ambitions, considering the material's potentials, may so tragically turn out to be,at the end. I could also object that Lynch has never even edited a nonsense shot,like the many abominable ones we have gotta sit through here, but, at the contrary, how there's always plenty of heartfelt,visionary,meditative moments,and, insightful,layered content, able to introduce anyone into a new World, new experiences,and, philosophical journeys opening up new horizons to our lives and minds. But, why shall i even bother to go on? Would i be doing any good? I obviously don't have anything against daring, independent producers and directors,quite, at the contrary, love and try to route for, prize, and, always welcome all the works of new talented folks, even when not all completely accomplished, such as the films of P.T. Anderson,but, even those of Steve McQueen,John Cameron Mitchell,Van Sant,or of Todd Verow,and, Everett Lewis,for example,whose,movies are never less than compelling, but, always taking us through a creative,emotional,and spiritual journey of discovery! In fact, i have even bought and watched "Pornography",in its full entirety, before judging it so harshly! However, it did raise only one important moral question,and, that was just the absurd,but, painfully true misconception, today convincing many to believe, in good or bad faith, to be watching art films,instead of just boring, misguided,and tawdry attempts at exploitative, sporadic,utterly sensationalistic filmmaking.

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