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Rated X: A Journey Through Porn (1999)

Unrated | | Documentary | 17 March 2000 (USA)
Director Dag Yngvesson begins making a documentary about the porn industry, until he is asked by a desperate director to shoot film for his next adult movie. After agreeing, he is led ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jeanna Fine ... Herself
William Margold ... Self, Dr. Yes (as Bill Margold)
Gina Everett Gina Everett ... Herself (as Selena)
Sean Michaels ... Himself
Kelly Holland Kelly Holland ... Herself (as Toni English)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nena Cherry Nena Cherry ... Herself (as Nena Anderson)
Jeff Coldwater Jeff Coldwater ... Himself (as Geoff Coldwater)
Nina Hartley ... Herself (scenes deleted)
Jenna Jameson ... Herself (scenes deleted)
Ron Jeremy ... Himself (scenes deleted)
Damien Michaels Damien Michaels ... Himself
Dick Nasty Dick Nasty ... Himself
Alex Sanders Alex Sanders ... Himself
Jim South Jim South ... Himself
Steven St. Croix ... Himself
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Director Dag Yngvesson begins making a documentary about the porn industry, until he is asked by a desperate director to shoot film for his next adult movie. After agreeing, he is led deeper and deeper into the world of porn, speaking frankly with many of the industries most famous icons (Jeanna Fine, Bill Margold) and a 19-year-old newcomer named Selena who discusses her career choice on film with her mother. Viewers are invited into many areas of the industry previously not discussed including the private lives of its stars and the inner workings of the industry, in particular how directors go about casting their stars. Written by Matlock-6

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Interesting look at the porn industry
15 April 2002 | by ZAKK_WILDSee all my reviews

I always thought the porn industry would make a good documentary and while there have been a few made in recent years they have mainly concentrated on one particular performer. This movie tries to look at the industry as a whole and some of the people involved in it.

In reality it would be very difficult to cover every aspect of the porn industry as it is now a very large and for some people very profitable enterprise. Rated X instead concentrates on a few select people involved in the industry and investigates how/why they got involved and their opinion of it.

This is sometimes humorous, sometimes sad but definitely very watchable. Of the people profiled Jenna Fine was probably the most interesting. She is one of the few females to have been in the industry off and on for over 10 years.

Other people profiled include William Margold and Toni English. Margold obviously has a good sense of humor and enjoys his chosen profession while English is one of the industry's few female directors.

Rated X also tries to uncover certain issues in the porn industry. For example the amount of work available to non-white performers. I had never thought this would be an issue but surprisingly some females will not work with non-white males and there is the thought that some people will not purchase/rent a video that features a colored performer. Other issues covered include the risk of HIV and whether the females performers were abused as children. One thing not really covered is the amount of drug use in the industry which I suspect is quite high.

Director Dag Yngvesson says when he started making this movie he had a slightly negative view of the porn industry which I found surprising. This opinion does however seem to change as the movie progresses and Dag even becomes a camera man for the porn film Velvet.

The people profiled in this movie seem surprisingly normal however I will add not so normal that they ever get boring.If you get the chance to see this I recommend it.


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