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Matinee Idol (1984)

Not Rated | | Adult, Drama | 1984 (USA)
Egos and screen tests are all around when it is time to film an adult film called Matinee Idol. The lead star also has a private go with the casting directors' buxom secretary right on the casting directors' table.


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David F. Friedman (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David F. Friedman David F. Friedman ... Bernard Kuntz (as Dave Friedman)
Elmo Lavino Elmo Lavino ... Harvey Cox (as Elmer Fox)
Kay Parker ... Dorothy
Colleen Brennan ... Ginger (as Colleen Brennen)
Herschel Savage ... Bud Cochran
Angel ... Daisy Cheney
Jesie St. James Jesie St. James ... Linda Hand
John Leslie ... Lance Hardy
Laurie Smith Laurie Smith ... Doris Micheals
Tigr Tigr ... Water Nymph
Ray Michaels Ray Michaels ... Phil
Henri Pachard ... Micheals
Natasha Darling Natasha Darling ... Reporter (as Natasha Dahling)
Barry O'Riley Barry O'Riley ... Judge
Pam Simon Pam Simon ... Girl in Casting Call


While filming the adult film Matinee Idol, porn stars Lance and Linda have a clash of egos. After appreciating his talents, Linda asks her new pool man Bud Cochran to audition, but not before subjecting him to plastic casting "for prosperity". After Lance has a private session with the casting directors' secretary right on the casting directors' table, he successfully initiates new candidate Daisy through a screen test. Bud Cochran is approved after his own successful screen test with Daisy. A publisher wants Lance to write a sex book, but the publisher's wife has other ideas. Finally, Lance and Linda re-do their scene and find the missing sparkle. But after Daisy and Bud Cochran suddenly quit to marry each other, so do Lance and Linda. The casting directors then resort to asking the viewers for replacements. Written by Anonymous

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If Hollywood Ever Made a Porno Film, This Would Be It


Adult | Drama


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Release Date:

1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran follador y las novatas See more »

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Production Co:

Matinee Associates See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Female Voice: [from off screen, unintelligible]
Male Voice: [from off screen] Sure, can I get that
Male Voice: back over here kickin' this ladder?
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References Starlet! (1969) See more »

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1 September 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Matinee Idol (1984)

*** (out of 4)

Fun adult movie has superstars Lance Hardy (John Leslie) and Linda Hand (Jesie St. James) fighting while making their latest movie so their sleazy producers (David F. Friedman, Elmer Fox) must try and find their replacements.

MATINEE IDOL is a pretty darn good film that works on a number of levels but the key to its success is without question its behind-the-scenes look at the making of a porn movie. If you're familiar with producer David F. Friedman then you know he started in the nudie cutie business before making some gore films with Herschell Gordon Lewis and then he moved onto roughies and more sexploitation pictures. He eventually made his way into hardcore movies and this here is certainly among the best of his career.

What makes this film so special is that it really gives you a nice behind-the-scenes look at what it must have been like on a porn set. In particular, it gives you a chance to see Friedman playing a character like himself and there's no question that it was a lot of fun seeing him and Fox play off one another as they try to save their movie. I also thought Leslie and St. James were extremely good together and especially during the final sequence. Angel plays the newbie who is discovered and she too gets to shine in several scenes. Kay Parker and Herschel Savage are also on hand.

The sex scenes are all done in an exceptionally good way and I would argue that they were all very entertaining and at times erotic. There are also some funny fits thrown in and all in all this is a very memorable porn film.

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