Porn Theater (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Porn Theater (2003)



Critic Consensus: Like porn, the movie is repetitive and boring.

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Movie Info

Jacques Nolot is the writer, director, and star of the French comedy drama Glowing Eyes. The film takes place in an adult movie theater in Paris during a screening of the porno film "La Chatte à Deux Têtes," which happens to be the French title of the film itself, literally translating to "The Two-Headed Pussy." In the lobby, a frank conversation develops between the jovial Italian ticket seller (Vittoria Scognamiglio), naïve projectionist (Sébastien Viala), and a fiftysomething regular customer (director Nolot). Meanwhile, various men from all walks of life engage in anonymous sex in the downstairs theater, some of them joining in on the intimate discussion by the ticket booth. Glowing Eyes was screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival as part of the Un Certain Regard program.


Jacques Nolot
as 50-Year-Old Man
Sebastien Viala
as Projectionist
Olivier Torres
as Ingrid Caven
Lionel Goldstein
as The Transsexual
Frederic Longbois
as Glowing Eyes
Fouad Zeraoui
as Transvestite
Jean-Louis Coquery
as Nana Mouskouri
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Critic Reviews for Porn Theater

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11)

Porn Theatre is exactly that, no surprises.

January 16, 2004 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Repugnant in its salacious superficiality, Porn Theatre manages to be boring and vile beneath its transparent veil of artistic pretense.

December 12, 2003 | Rating: F

Even those titillated by the graphic sex will have to admit that the movie is repetitive and ultimately boring.

December 12, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Porn Theatre, as the title suggests, is not for the sexually conservative. Not even for the sexually moderate liberal. It is, however, for the right crowd in the right mood, a very fine film.

December 4, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Porn Theater is revealing only physically, not emotionally or intellectually.

November 21, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Tracks the goings and particularly the comings among a group of male patrons at a seedy Paris porn theater, but bored audiences enduring this talky, aimless film might wish that they, too, were watching the porno film that is seen only in brief snippets.

October 23, 2003

Audience Reviews for Porn Theater


Set in a grimmy adult theatre, a teller, a projectionist and a customer begin a friendship. As part of the French extremism, the film was graphic with its depiction of sexual acts. It's quite hilarious at certain times but it feels more like a voyeuristic adventure into the seedy parts of France where no moral boundary is found. I hope this is not an accurate portrayal of real life but I did enjoy the simplicity in the film, although watching a real porn seems more satisfying than watching Glowing Eyes.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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