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After Porn Ends is a documentary that not only examines the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry but what happens to them after they leave the business and try and live the "normal" lives that millions of other Americans enjoy. They hailed from the rural South, steel towns, and the San Fernando Valley. As teenagers and young adults, none of them thought that porn was in their future. They were artists, baseball players, child prodigies, and even Ivy Leaguers. Now, after their lives in porn, they're TV stars, bounty hunters, writers, and social activists. What happened in between? And, now that they've moved on, can they really live a normal life after porn? Written by
Herself - Stay-At-Home Mom:
[on their exit from the porn industry]
The other girls leave with a bad taste in their mouth and they... and I just... I have nothing but good memories when I look back.
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Vocal - Korinna Knoll
Instruments and Percussion - Adam Peters
Acoustic Guitar - Johnny Marr
Backing Vocals - Nick Urata, Andy Cabic, Nick Laird Clowes, Adam Peters
Drums - Chris Lacinak See more »
Director Bryce Wagoner takes a look at various porn stars and find out how they got into the business, what the work was like and then what they did with their lives after their career. Asia Carrera, Luke Ford, Mary Carey, Nina Hartley, Houston, John Leslie, Amber Lynn, Crissy Moran, Richard Pacheco, Raylene and Seka are just a few of the names who are interviewed about their time in the business and afterwards. I've seen quite a few documentaries on the porn industry and this one here is pretty good. Like most others, everyone who was involved each has a different story to tell as some are happy they did it, some blame the industry for taking advantage of their personal demons, some just want the money and that's it and others just want to be forgotten for what they did. The stuff here with Houston, who at one time held the record for a gang bang, was pretty interesting because of how she feels today and it's fascinating to hear her talk about how her daughter doesn't want her to go to certain functions because people will recognize her. Some other interesting stories deal with the downfall of Carrera whose life hit some very bad times after getting away from the business. It's doubtful fans of the genre are going to hear or learn anything new here but for the most part I think the film remains entertaining from start to finish. Those worried about actual hardcore footage have nothing to worry about as there's none of that but of course there's a lot of nudity. The only thing I would say is that I think a better film could be made out of interviewing those who didn't make it big. These people here mostly got fame and at least a lot of money for a short period of time. It would be interested to hear from those who got in the business hoping to make it big but just ended up in the more trashy side of things.
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