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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.

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Michael Grecco ...
Himself - Narrator
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Herself - Owner, Teravision
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Himself - Owner, Teravision
Simon Karmarkar ...
Himself - Please Her Shoes
David Lee ...
Himself - Creator, Tender Lover
Heather Veitch ...
Herself - Christian Outreach Ministry (as JC's Girls)
Tanya Huerter ...
Herself - Christian Outreach Ministry (as JC's Girls)
Lori Albee ...
Herself - Christian Outreach Ministry (as JC's Girls)
Rick Plank ...
Himself - Phallix Glass
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Herself - 2006 AVN Awards Host
Paul Fishbein ...
Himself - President of AVN
Sunny Lane ...
Herself - Best New Starlet Nominee
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Herself - Best New Starlet Nominee
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Herself - Best Crossover Nominee
Matt McMullen ...
Himself - The Real Doll
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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.

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Rated R for pervasive strong sexual content, nudity and language

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One-sided look at porn
14 February 2011 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is entitled 'Naked Ambition,' which presumably refers to those who toil in the porn industry. But perhaps it's really about the naked ambition of director-photographer Michael Grecco, who, in 2006, was preparing a coffee-table book on the 'stars' of the industry.

Grecco seems to promote his book a lot in this alleged documentary. I say 'alleged' because it's decidedly one-sided; it almost lovingly embraces the many sides of porn. We don't hear many negative words about the industry and its blatantly sleazy side. I saw this as a glaring omission.

If you think porn is super-hot stuff and its galaxy of 'stars' the ultimate in sexiness, this flick is for you. For jaded others, like me, it's worth a glance if for no other reason than sheer curiosity. It scores highly on the 'curiosity' scale. But if you see porn as anti-sensual and anti-erotic, then you might not be so enthusiastic. If you think a documentary, by definition, should have depth and balance, be prepared for disappointment. That's MY one-sided view.

The vacuousness of these female 'stars,' their shallowness, their silicone/collagen-filled bodies, their insincerity, are things to behold. Most of the footage is taken at the Adult Video Awards in Las Vegas, an orgiastic gathering of wacko marketers, weirdos, groupies and freaks. One guy proudly displays a humongous tattoo of his favorite porn star. It fills the complete side of his body. He endured 13 hours of needles and paid $6,000 for the privilege. I found this profoundly sad.

And, of course, no flick about porn is complete without the so-called 'godfather' of the industry, Ron Jeremy, who makes an inevitable visit for Grecco's camera. Jeremy was about 56 years old when this film was made. He's fat, he's going bald, and he looks like a lecherous grandfather, not a godfather. He should be reclining somewhere on a beach. Instead, he's still getting it up for porn flicks. Again, I found this profoundly sad.

I hope Grecco made money from his coffee table book. He certainly promoted it enough in this non-documentary.


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