release year:1997 genre:drama/comedy viewing setting:theater, 12/28/97 what I expected:I wasn't sure what I got:a look inside the adult film industry
synopsis:A 17-year old kid with a single asset - a 13-inch penis - breaks into the porn industry and takes it by storm.
impressions:This was interesting, though it took a turn for the grimmer in the second half. Maybe this was because most of the major characters were cocaine addicts, but that's just a guess. This story follows the lives and careers of a number of people: the kid who becomes a star, the old director, the aging star who's his wife, and so on. It's a good study in characters.
acting:Mark Wahlberg (aka Marky Mark) did a great job here, much as I hate to admit it. Burt Reynolds also did well, as did several other supporting cast members.
final word:Worth seeing, especially if you've always wondered about the porn industry.
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