After Porn Ends 2 picks up where its predecessor left off, and not only turns back the clock to meet the oldest living stars in adult film's history, but goes in depth with some of its most...
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Porn has gone mainstream; the question is, can we handle it? This exploration of the intersection of sex and technology is told through the stories of the people whose lives are defined by ... See full summary »
After Porn Ends 2 picks up where its predecessor left off, and not only turns back the clock to meet the oldest living stars in adult film's history, but goes in depth with some of its most current retirees, and juxtaposes their experiences in a life after porn. Delving deeper into society's ongoing stigmas of race, misogyny, and the reality of decreasing opportunities for these former VHS box cover stars. For some, their careers in adult entertainment are accepted proudly and without regret. In fact, it seems to have proven to be the pathway to their current happiness and inner peace. For others, however, a career in porn has proven to be a conduit to certain despair as they struggle to find a way to bury their past and emerge with a new career or calling.Written by
This documentary is basically a continuation of the first film and has a new line of retired and somewhat retired porn stars talking about what they did after leaving the business. You've got classic stars like Georgina Spelvin, Ginger Lynn and Johnnie Keyes as well as more recent people like Lisa Ann, Brittany Adams, Tabitha Stevens and Chasey Lain. You've also got Darren James telling his story, which involves him getting HIV and bringing it into the business.
For the most part this here is an entertaining film but it falls well short of the original. I think the biggest problem is that a lot of the stories being told here were told in the first one so there's really nothing new or fresh here. Another problem is that it seems a lot of the people here are too new to have much of a career after the business. It seems these folks like to brag about what they're currently doing but not too much of this is overly interesting.
The highlight of the film is without question the interview with Keyes who talks about his carer and he's as funny as ever. He also breaks down in tears when it comes to talking about his childhood. Spelvin and Lynn are also very good in their stories. Another interesting discussion deals with escorts and how a lot of the new porn performers are making a name for themselves so that they can break away and become escorts. The fact that there aren't any real "stars" in porn today is also talked about.
If you're a fan of the genre then there are enough good stories to make this worth watching but it's certainly a step down from the original.
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