31 January 2020 | johncg25
Just OK - does not take a realistically critical look and focuses on those with a positive experience
I liked the original After Porn Ends, and the 2nd one was OK, and this one..was about the same as the 2nd, or maybe even a little worse, as it was a bit slow at times, but still somewhat interesting, if you like to hear about the history of porn performers during their careers and such.
Mainly, the film isn't even talking about post-porn as much as the film is just talking about each performer talking about their careers and the "good old days" mostly. Probably 60% of the film, a majority..is just talking about their past times during their careers. Which is definitely interesting if you are a fan of porn history, or of learning about performers lives. But it never actually spends much time looking at performers lives present day. Just a sit down interview with each, where they mostly talk about the good times they had. Only 1 of the 6 or so performers even really had a negative experience overall, and still ends their story in a positive. There are undoubtedly many girls who had negative experiences from porn, who are now broke, or regret it, or worse (dead/overdose etc.) and the film never explores a full scope of peoples lives after porn, pretty much just putting a too-positive spin on it.
Beyond that, as it doesn't delve into anything that deep, or troubling, it gets somewhat boring as people are just reminiscing again, on good times they had. As I enjoy this genre and subject, I found it watchable and somewhat interesting, but..is not a good film per se, as it is directed by a former/current performer themselves, so the director is likely too close to the subjects, and does not take a critical unbiased look at the industry really. If you enjoyed the first two films in the serious though, it is worth seeing, if you specifically like learning about the state of porn and performers in the 80's/90's/2000's.