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The Secret Lives of Adult Stars
The Secret Lives of Adult Stars
Actors: Nina Hartley, Asia Carrera, Juli Ashton, Chloe
Genres: Documentary
R     2005     1hr 24min

The top 30 performers in Adult Entertainment share their thoughts and fears about the industry. The stars discuss how they started, the reality behind the glamour, the threat of AIDS, and the nationwide controversy surroun...  more »

     
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Actors: Nina Hartley, Asia Carrera, Juli Ashton, Chloe
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Xenon
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Insightful!
Boggman! | Laguna Hills, CA | 08/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Having always been fascinated with the adult film industry and the people not only in front but also behind the cameras; I must say that this is a pretty good film.

Lots of different interviews with people like Randy West and Nina Hartley, who have been around and working since the early 80's (at least!); as well as a lot of other interviews with the newer up and comers.

"The Secret Lives of Adult Stars" covers a wide range of topics and touches a lot of bases. Everything from views on penis size, AIDS, condoms, strippers turned porn goddesses, the role of the men, directors, couples in the biz, stalkers, fans... you name it...and there is probably a section of the documentary that deals with the subject.

If you interested in seeing lots & lots of interviews by some of the industries leading names.... and the subject matter & behind the scenes knowledge is something that interests you, then this reviewer would strongly suggest checking this movie out.

Just keep in mind...this IS a documentary - not a porno.

Recommended!"
Inside the biz
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 03/30/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary bombards you with so many opinions and facts that it takes effort to digest all of the information. You learn a lot about this industry that is usually secretive. They interview male and female stars, however, like much heteropatriarchal works, this shows lots of female nudity and no male nudity. This is true despite interviewees saying the business is trying to attract more (straight?) female viewers. Unlike many documentaries, this one included optional Spanish subtitles. For those who want to know about this business, this is a must-see. It may also be good to see along with reading Jill Nelson's anthology "Whores and Other Feminists." The topic of erotic labor is finally getting the serious attention that it merits. One Eurasian actress is interviewed, but this film shows no Black or Latino porn actors or actresses. It was very Eurocentric and doesn't discuss white privilege and the abundance of blonde actresses in this arena."
Why haven't I seen this on HBO
Ronnie Clay | Winnsboro, Louisiana | 01/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think this documentary is very good with showing real porn stars talking about the life of being a porn star, how scary it is and getting tested for AIDS, this should win an Oscar.

I also recommend y'all buy "Thinking XXX" the dvd."
Very Good
Warren Bunn | Castaic, Ca United States | 03/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very good insight into the world of a real life porn star.
This DVD takes you behind the scenes like no other more from the down to earth human side.I would recommend this DVD!!!!
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