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
Nothing new to explore in this supposed documentary on former and current pornographic film, video and digital sex performers. All of this subject matter has been covered already in far superior projects.
There are many sad reminders in After Porn Ends 2 that those who entered the porn business suffer wrecked lives after their short-lived careers as sex stars. Few depicted here have any viable or meaningful way to live life in the present. Most of those interviewed who think they've somehow transitioned to whole, respectful and purposeful lives after having prostituted themselves in front of a film, video or digital camera are living illusory lives. A Porsche in front of a lovely suburban home does not equal success and meaningfulness.
If After Porn Ends 2 possesses any value, it probably exists as a warning to young and unimaginative women to stay clear of the porn business. Former male pornographic actor Herschel Savage sums up porn in his very brief interview as being essentially misogynistic. Too bad more of this theme could not have been explored.
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