May 1, 2009
Studio: Lantern Lane Entertainment
Director: Michael Grecco
MPAA Rating: R (for pervasive strong sexual content, nudity and language)
Screenwriter: Charles Holland
Starring: Ron Jeremy, Jenna Jameson, Sunny Lane, Joanna Angel, Jesse Jane, Larry Flynt
Copyright Holder: N/A
From the trailblazing naughtiness of Bettie Page to the pole-dancing craze of modern housewives, the continual mainstreaming of adult entertainment is undeniable. Now comes "Naked Ambition, An R-Rated Look At An X-Rated Industry" from renowned celebrity photographer Michael Grecco that offers an unabashed peek under the silken covers of one of the few remaining concealed idiosyncrasies of pop culture, the multi-billion dollar porn industry. "Naked Ambition, An R-Rated Look At An X-Rated Industry" takes the audience to a surreal setting where thousands travel each January: the Adult Video News Awards – charmingly sometimes called "the Oscars of Porn." Culling from two recent AVN awards shows and conventions, Grecco gained access backstage and in every other area of the four-day Las Vegas pornography extravaganza. The result is a unique look that captures artistic, revealingly human portraits of porn stars and filmmakers, both legends and literal newcomers. Along with human subjects, the documentary features provocative props, hardware, footwear, sex toys and gadgets used exclusively in the adult industry. "Naked Ambition, An R-Rated Look At An X-Rated Industry" will titillate and surprise because of the journeys these X-rated performers made from anonymity to erotic stardom.