6 June 2009 | ninjaalexs
OK but dated documentary improved by hardcore clips
Behind the Scenes of an Adult Movie is obviously a behind the scenes look at the porn industry in America. It features interviews with some of the cast, and behind the scenes footage of some of the shoots. It also features some hardcore footage taken from some of the films in question.
The film features a corny voice-over which adds to the tackiness but is not necessary and dates the film a bit. It would have been standard for documentaries at the time this film was made though. Some of the cast interviewed include: Veronica Hart (who is now a respected director and producer within the industry), Ron Jeremy (arguably the best-known male porn star), Herschell Savage, Georgina Spelvin and John Leslie (now directing and writing acclaimed adult movies) amongst many other name stars. The interviews are quite interesting but a little obvious; some of the questioning stops just short of: "what's a nice girl like you doing in an industry like this?".
The behind the scenes footage is nothing special, either consisting of actors sitting around or trying to film a sex scene. The sex scenes inserted into the documentary are from classics of the 80s and often show whole scenes with all the hardcore intact. This is were the documentary excels, other documentaries about porn stop short of showing the most explicit shots this one doesn't. However, if you own the films the clips are taken from you will have seen it all before.
Summary: An OK documentary improved by the fact it shows explicit hardcore inserts. It is definitely of its time and has dated. Worth a look if the subject interests you.