6 July 2018 | lor_
A nearly 3-hour advertisement for Wicked Pictures, "The J.O.B." is merely a promotional vehicle for Wicked contract star Asa Akira's autobiographical book "Insatiable".
Asa is an accomplished actress in Adult features, but here fails miserably in portraying herself. It's not a cameo, where IMDb would give the credit as "Herself" but a fictionalized version of Asa. Muddying the waters further, we have filmmaker Brad Armstrong playing her director, but although tempted to call him "Himself" he misbehaves, humping a starlet in a bathroom in what in most industries would be considered sexual harassment, hardly a flattering self-depiction.
Lead role in the film goes to another Wicked contract superstar Jessica Drake, billed in her usual lower case letters. She's a journalist assigned to interview Asia tied into her book publication, and in the course of learning about her is introduced to the wonderful world of porn filmmaking, even tricked into being a porn actress herself. Jess tries hard, but it's impossible to swallow as her either an innocent being corrupted or becoming liberated (depending on the viewer's critical point-of-view) given her over-familiarity from hundreds of XXX film roles, and especially her stepping out of character to demonstrate her usual prowess in the sex scenes.
With many a big-name Adult star wasted in the cast, mainly in a boring orgy scene to climax the picture, "The J.O.B." is as phony as a documentary on wrestling made by WWF/WWE owner Vince McMahon might be. We get a lecture and demo on how rigorously Adult performers are tested for STDs, with even Jess administered a test (almost against her will) by uncredited NonSex guest Melissa Hill, a true veteran of the porno wars. But as is often the case with these "inside look" Adult features, the movie is really a recruiting film for talent considering joining the Wicked Pictures fold and skin trade in general.
NOTE: title is explained by Akira as a stupid acronym, J.O.B. standing for "jerking off boys", Asa's profession since the industry childishly insists on calling male performers boys and females girls, as in Boy/Girl scene or Girl/Girl scene.