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  (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
Paul Fishbein .... very special thanks
Bryan Postlethwait .... very special thanks

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


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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
What a waste of time., 28 August 2011
Author: jinx_malone from United States

This could have been an interesting film if the filmmaker/photog had shut up about himself for more than five minutes. There are a lot of people in those photos who are semi/pretty famous, and more than half of them don't even get a name tag, let alone be allowed to introduce themselves so that the less informed might know who they are.

What you get a lot of is the following laid over (unflattering, not yet photoshopped) shots of people you end up not knowing: "When I took this picture, I thought about myself a lot, because my ego is huge and I'm a super important guy. In a minute, I'm going to start talking to you about me. But first, let's discuss me. I think that when I talk about myself it's great, because I'm interesting. I know I am. I mean, I'm me!" etc. on and on ad nauseum. It gets so tiresome that even if you're interested in the people who are in the doc you end up shutting it off because the filmmaker is a blowhard bore.

Dude, I didn't tune in to see YOUR baby pictures.

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