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Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry -- 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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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. | Add synopsis »
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 (From IFC. 6 May 2009, 4:12 PM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Michael Grecco ... Himself - Narrator

Tera Patrick ... Herself - Owner, Teravision

Evan Seinfeld ... 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

Jesse Jane ... Herself - 2006 AVN Awards Host
Paul Fishbein ... Himself - President of AVN
Sunny Lane ... Herself - Best New Starlet Nominee

Joanna Angel ... Herself - Best New Starlet Nominee

Nautica Thorn ... Herself - Best Crossover Nominee
Matt McMullen ... Himself - The Real Doll
Diamond Back Annie ... Herself - Employee, JT's Stockroom (as Diamondback Annie)
Lucky Lana ... Herself - Employee, JT's Stockroom
Grand Maitre de Valmont ... Himself - La Mansion de Valmont
Bing ... Himself - Producer & Cameraman (as 'Bing XXX')
Rob Rotten ... Himself - Performer & Producer

Phyllisha Anne ... Herself - Performer
Satisfaction ... Herself - Performer
Luc Wylder ... Himself - Director (as Luc Wilder)
Alexandra Silk ... Herself - Performer

Janine Lindemulder ... Herself - Best Actress Nominee

Julia Ann ... Herself - Performer
Ross Winner ... Himself - Owner, Love Stuff Adult Stores

Peter North ... Himself - Performer & Producer
Suzuki ... Himself - Performer

Randy West ... Himself - Performer & Producer
Steve Hirsch ... Himself - President, Vivid Video
Mike Hodges ... Himself - Sunny Lane's Father
Shelby Hodges ... Herself - Sunny Lane's Mother
Brittney Skye ... Herself - Performer
Greg Fitzsimmons ... Himself - 2006 AVN Awards Host
Sandee Westgate ... Herself - Award Presenter

Evan Stone ... Himself - Performer

Stormy Daniels ... Herself - Best Supporting Actress Winner

Ron Jeremy ... Himself - Award Presenter

Mary Carey ... Herself - Award Presenter

Paul Thomas ... Himself - Director

Jenna Jameson ... Herself - Performer

Larry Flynt ... Himself - Publisher, Hustler
Cytherea ... Herself - Award Presenter
McKenzie Lee ... Herself - Best New Starlet Winner

Directed by
Michael Grecco 
 
Writing credits
Charles Holland (written by)

Produced by
Catherine Eng .... line producer
Laurie Goldfarb .... line producer
Michael Grecco .... executive producer
Charles Holland .... producer
Jeremy Troy .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jens Funke 
Josef Peters  (as Joey Peters)
 
Cinematography by
Peter Blaha 
Kevin González 
Ken Kobre 
 
Film Editing by
Jeremy Troy 
 
Production Management
Bryan Postlethwait .... executive in charge of production
 
Sound Department
Tony Mederos .... sound mixer
Steven Nafshun .... voiceover recordist (as Steve Nafshun)
 
Music Department
Nic Harcourt .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Charles Holland .... production legal
Robert J. Reicher .... custodian of records
Robert J. Reicher .... production legal
 
Thanks
Paul Fishbein .... very special thanks
Bryan Postlethwait .... very special thanks
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive strong sexual content, nudity and language
Runtime:
USA:81 min | USA:81 min (original version)
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Certification:
USA:R (certificate #45332)

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Buy My Book - the movie, 14 January 2013
Author: SystemOverlord from Finland

Photographer takes on a vanity project to document AVN-awards and whole porn subculture.

As a photo hobbyist, I was initially drawn by the idea of the film. However it soon became clear that this film has no message or point, other than to advertise the directors book. Michael Grecco's work is usually pretty solid but here his images lack that special something. He shoots his subjects almost like in porn shoots and the results are what you would expect. Also his methods and way he handles his subjects, make him seem like amateurish a-hole - at least as a filmmaker.

Semi-interesting movie for photo enthusiasts, others should not bother.

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