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

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8 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
This AVN look is sparking at times!, 26 November 2010
Author: meeza (themeezaman@hotmail.com) from Miami, Fl

Whether males and even females want to admit or not, there is a constant ambition by many for the X rated industry. It started with a deep throat (and most probably way before that) all the way to the present vivid realities that pornography is here to stay; accentuated by the accessibility of porn via the internet. Director Michael Grecco bares the facts on the present porn industry within his photographical experience at the AVN Awards & Convention in the documentary "Naked Ambition: an R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry". The AVN Awards is the equivalence of the Academy Awards to the porn industry. The AVN Awards & Convention is hosted each year in Las Vegas. At the AVN Convention, everything from vibrators to porn female stars who make you vibrate are displayed in its bare necessity form. Grecco takes the artistic photographical route in this porn documentary, and photographs several porn stars, entrepreneurs, and many other "movers, shakers, and fakers" of the adult industry. I commend Grecco for his efforts but artistic beauty and "the ooooo & aaaaaaas of sex on film" don't really go hand in hand, it's more right to hand. However, I did enjoy Grecco's interviews with several female porn stars including: Sunny Lane, Joanna Angel, and Janine Lindemulder (the other ex of Jesse James with no acting skills; I am kidding Sandra B., you rock!) The porn stars in their interviews reminded me of the surrogate-family seeking characters of Paul Thomas Anderson's classic movie "Boogie Nights". The strength of the documentary lies within its study of the porn industry, but I wanted to shoot at the screen when it focused on the analysis of the photo stills of its subjects. Not to sound like a certified pervert, but there is a place for art and a place for putang, and porn is more in the latter than in the former. It will not be an orgasmic movie experience (unless you take a peek at its porn stars in their own features), but "Naked Ambition: an R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry" is worth the look. *** Average

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