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Pornography: A Thriller (2010)

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David Kittredge directs this chilling, erotic indie about obsession in the adult film world. Over a decade ago, a gay porn star named Mark Anton left the industry, seemingly vanishing into the ether right as his career was picking up steam. Though everyone had a scandalous theory about why he left, no one sought the truth -- until now. When Michael, a young researcher, comes across the story, he decides to investigate, and quickly spirals into a frightening, supernatural fun house of snuff films, voyeurism, and waking nightmares.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David Kittredge
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 2010
Runtime:
Triple Fire Productions - Official Site

Cast

Jared Grey
as Mark Anton
Matthew Montgomery
as Michael Castigan
Péter Scherer
as Matt Stevens
Pete Scherer
as Matt Stevens
Walter Delmar
as William/Jason
Dylan Vox
as Jason Steele
Wyatt Fenner
as Student/Angel
Akie Kotabe
as Jeremy/Adam
Steve Callahan
as Urinal Guy/Jerome
Rasool Jahan
as Realtor/Therapist
Rasool J'Han
as Realtor/Therapist
Jon Gale
as Brooklyn Mover/Rex
Bret Wolfe
as Bishop
Joe Langer
as Dr. T.
David Pevsner
as Photography Professo...
Jeremy Owen
as The Figure
Len Irving
as NYPD Detective
Amy Seeley
as Mailbox Clerk/Recept...
Sean Abley
as Porn DP
Bob Koenig
as Porn Lighting Design...
Buck Hakes
as Porn Gaffer
E.J. Manning
as Strangled Boy
Mike Justice
as Ghost Story Actor/Vo...
Alan Alessandro
as DVD Dealer
Matt Mishkoff
as Drug Dealer/Server
Philip Sanchez
as Photography Student
Ben Kaufher
as Photography Student
Stephen Clay
as Porn Auditioner
Enrique Currero
as Porn Auditioner
Julian Fornatora
as Porn Auditioner
Carlton Douglas
as Snuff Club/Industry ...
Mike Lee
as Snuff Club/Industry ...
Jeff Luhman
as Snuff Club/Industry ...
Davyd Williams
as Snuff Club/Industry ...
Aaron Aldorisio
as Video Store Customer
Gary Cotti
as Video Store Customer
Alonso Duralde
as Video Store Customer
Chris Gardner
as Video Store Customer
Péter Scherer
as Matt Stevens
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Critic Reviews for Pornography: A Thriller

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Despite marvelously moody visuals and a tantalizing setup, Pornography: A Thriller finally puzzles more than it pleases.

Full Review… | April 16, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Ambitiously layered and almost completely incoherent.

Full Review… | April 14, 2010
Village Voice
Top Critic

Taken independently, these chapters probe the thorny porn star-viewer exchange, but Kittredge can't connect the dots into a worthy climax. In other words: all foreplay, no full release.

Full Review… | April 14, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Writer-director David Kittredge's spooky, ambitious thriller about the mysterious fate of a gay porn star is equal parts David Lynch, The Fluffer and 8mm.

Full Review… | April 23, 2010
Miss FlickChick

Frustratingly elliptical and slightly convoluted, but unconventionally and intriguingly structured enough to maintain suspense amidst its tangled web of blurred realities.

Full Review… | April 14, 2010
NYC Movie Guru

Pornography is more in love with the notion that a thriller could come to life in a porn setting than with what is actually interesting and relevant about its subject matter.

Full Review… | April 12, 2010
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Pornography: A Thriller

½

Pornography: A Thriller in an ambitious failure. A single story told in three parts without a real driving force behind it, the film is never able to put the pieces together adequately on screen for the story to make any logical sense. The filmmakers were trying for dream logic, to be fair, so to say they flubbed the editing or the writing is not entirely fair. However, when the mystery takes place over three different time periods and the sole intent of the film is to confuse the viewer, it's not smart; it's frustrating. This would have been a much more interesting film if any of the individual stories had been fleshed out to cover the entire running time (the rise and fall of Mark Anton; the gay porn historian; the actor/writer/director creating his version of what happened to Anton). The actors do all they can with the material even if very little makes sense and the overall story is impossible to piece together. And, lets be honest: a movie about the gay porn industry and named "Pornography" is expected to be, well, titillating. The film never really achieves that, either.

Jason Vargo
Jason Vargo

Super Reviewer

½

Pornography: A Thriller in an ambitious failure. A single story told in three parts without a real driving force behind it, the film is never able to put the pieces together adequately on screen for the story to make any logical sense. The filmmakers were trying for dream logic, to be fair, so to say they flubbed the editing or the writing is not entirely fair. However, when the mystery takes place over three different time periods and the sole intent of the film is to confuse the viewer, it's not smart; it's frustrating. This would have been a much more interesting film if any of the individual stories had been fleshed out to cover the entire running time (the rise and fall of Mark Anton; the gay porn historian; the actor/writer/director creating his version of what happened to Anton). The actors do all they can with the material even if very little makes sense and the overall story is impossible to piece together. And, lets be honest: a movie about the gay porn industry and named "Pornography" is expected to be, well, titillating. The film never really achieves that, either.

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