MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 81 this week

9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 1,416 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 13 critic

9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry". It depicts their stories, each one different, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 09 Nov 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008)

9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 9 to 5: Days in Porn.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thinking XXX (TV Movie 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Stars: Sunrise Adams, Briana Banks, Belladonna
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A group of adult film cast and crew members must discover what is causing their fellow stars to rabidly attack them.

Director: Keith Emerson
Stars: Joshua Cameron, Jamey Green, Keith Emerson
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

The unofficial story of a killer who kidnaps and kills three girls is told through the tale of his last victim, 'Amateur Porn Star Killer' is about a girl he picks up on the street and ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Ryan
Stars: Michiko Jimenez, Jan Gould, Shane Ryan
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 6.4/10 X  

Los Angeles in the year 2005: 19-year-old lads move through an apartment that has been equipped with webcams and looks like some sort of futuristic internet doll's house. Not-quite-so-young... See full summary »

Director: Jochen Hick
Stars: Johnny Law, Holden Grey, Vin Nolan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick
Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star is an extraordinary documentary about porn stars and their stage names. Featuring Ron Jeremy, Marilyn Chambers, Jenna Jameson, Seymore Butts and over 70 more of ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan S. Garfinkel
Stars: Ron Jeremy, Jenna Jameson, Briana Banks
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

One year. Seven continents. More than 6,000 naked people--all willing to bare all for Spencer Tunick in the name of art. This globally scaled follow-up to the America Undercover documentary... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Nelson
Stars: Spencer Tunick, Ronald Kuby, Jonathan Porcelli
Documentary | Adult
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Examines the unprecedented role that commercial pornography occupies in American popular culture. The film explores what happens when images of sexual degradation are used for arousal.

Directors: Miguel Picker, Chyng Sun
Stars: Matthew Tennie, Gregory Mitchell, Stephanie Cleveland
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 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
Family Business (TV Series 2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Adam Glasser (also known as Seymore Butts) is a Jewish porn movies director. Along with cousin Stevie, mum Lila, and other friends, he runs his porn movies company. Once you will watch this... See full summary »

Stars: Seymore Butts, Lila Glasser, Stevie Glasser
Porn (1994)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A look at the mundane goings on behind the scenes at the making of a male porn film.

Director: Lawrence Elbert
Stars: Jonathan Hughes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Otto Bauer ...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Herself
Jim Powers ...
Himself
Mark Spiegler ...
Himself
John Stagliano ...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Herself (as Dr. Sharon Mitchell)
Tom Herold ...
Himself
Julie Silver ...
Herself
...
Herself
Mia Rose ...
Herself
Roxy DeVille ...
Herself (as Roxy Deville)
Paul Fishbein ...
Himself
Jeffrey J. Douglas ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry". It depicts their stories, each one different, unadorned and authentic, without glorification or prejudice. It delivers deep insight into their personal lives - from glamorous to grotesque - strange, fascinating, offensive, absurd and sometimes funny moments all at once. Written by Jens Hoffmann

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

2 July 2009 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

O Dia-a-Dia do Porno  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | (DVD) | (dvd) (uncut extended)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

FEFU
Performed by The Dwarves. Written by Blag Dahlia
Courtesy of GREEDY. Published by Six Point Prime (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Surprising Sense of Objectivity
24 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not the first documentary I have seen which sets out to demystify the porn business and show audiences the people and places behind the fantasy displayed by the products at the center of the bloated-cash-cow industry. However, I would say this is one of the best.

I believe the mark of quality for any portrait of the adult entertainment industry which is trying to exist outside the realm of and classification as actual pornography is how un-erotic it comes across to the viewer. As a heterosexual male who in no way feels above being stimulated by the sort of visuals common to modern pornography (and portrayed, albeit mostly with tasteful obscurity, in this film), I am happy to report that "9 to 5..." did not stir up any sort of sensuality within me as I watched it. I liked the way the director would mostly set up the shots to avoid the harder-core facets of what he was filming, but would occasionally, throughout the film, allow certain things to go more noticed, still keeping them minimized and "non-pornographic" in their framing. There are things shown in this film which would never be allowed in an R-rated film, and would probably even be denied the courtesy of an NC-17 by the MPAA if it really came down to it, but the way they are portrayed is done in just the right way to prevent ones attention from being distracted (or diverted towards watching this DVD for "other purposes"). But, do beware... this is not the type of movie you want to watch with your uptight family, your child, or mixed company -- even though the explicit footage is not tasteless, it is there, so if real sex is not something you want to see in a film, avoid this or watch it with someone who can handle the fast-forward-button censorship for you.

The directing, editing, and overall stylization of this film are very well done. I liked the "portraits" of the subjects. Otto and his wife and John Stagliano especially really had their souls (or lack thereof) shine through in these shots. I could imagine the director asking the subjects to stand there and look into the camera for an awkward minute or two, but these set-ups greatly contributed to the personalities portrayed.

This film managed to remain entertaining, while avoiding titillation, for a solid 2 hours. The key asset to that is how light-handed the tone is. Nothing is played for laughs. Nothing is played for sympathy. Conversely, nothing is played to try and make us think these people's lives are better than we give them credit for. Everything that is funny in this movie, every opinion we might have about the subjects, whether they're secretly miserable or envious or whatever we might think while watching this movie, I have to believe, was in no way manufactured by the filmmaker, and I think that is paramount to a good documentary. We see how these people live and work -- nude bodies engaged in extreme sex acts are just like computers and telephones at any other job. But throughout the duration of the movie, I never felt as if anybody's opinion was being forced on me, or any sort of advocacy for or against pornography was shining through. Things were very neatly presented as they are, and I think whatever you take away from this movie (believing the porn business ruins people's lives, or believing it is "just a business we need in society," or whatever you might think) says more about what you already thought than what you saw in this movie.

I find the behind-the-scenes reality of the porn business fascinating and watch/read just about all the material I find on the subject. The way this movie balanced rawness with tastefulness, and frankness with fantasy, really makes it stand out as an exemplary piece on the subject.


109 of 116 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Titles of the movies schildie
One missing thing mk7007
SONG HELP PLEASE !!! ankityadav
Veronica Da Souza? Movie_Guy_87
Soundtrack turani_nation
Otto's A Dick! PACman66
Discuss 9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page