Kevin Smith Makes Porno

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The Los Angeles Times has published a new interview with Kevin Smith talking about his upcoming comedy, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and horror movie, Red State. Here’s a clip:

“A bawdy sex comedy with heart,” as Smith describes the just-completed script, “Zack and Miri” is about two friends who have managed to trudge into their 30s with a satisfying lack of accomplishment. But a 15-year high school reunion and dire rent problems spark the novel moneymaking idea of pulling together an amateur porn enterprise. As for where it goes from there, just think of Smith’s characteristic sexual verbosity finally coupled with matching imagery.

“It’s … dirty, with nudity,” says Smith. “But funny nudity, not gratuitous nudity.” Well, leave it to Smith to choose a plotline that kneecaps the issue entirely. (The civilians-making-a-blue-movie conceit also drove the narrative of writer-director Michael Traeger’s “The Amateurs,” which played festivals last year.) Because the story unfolds during a snowy Minnesota winter, Smith plans to film “Zack and Miri” there in February (although, Smith jokes, global warming may force him to shoot at one of the poles).

Visit the link above for more on Red State, but do note that the article is not accurate about Rosario Dawson coming in to read the script for the horror movie – she’s actually going to be reading Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Dawson previously starred in Smith’s Clerks II.

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