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By Javier Mora

The glamor of the adult entertainment industry is the main reason many young people, both men and women, seek fame in the spotlight. Savor the honeys of screen stardom, even if it's frugal, even if it's vain.
Director Bryce Wagoner puts together this documentary with real interviews with adult entertainment stars, in a less chic context. They can be seen without makeup, in a street suit and expressing their feelings, without the mask of the reflectors. Walking in a park, in the comfort of a living room, at the front door of your home; and still scratch the surface of the porn actor's psyche. It is not a machine, it is not a piece of furniture, it is a human who hides feelings and fears; that hides its reality behind a smile of commitment from a recorded interview.
We could explain that the documentary is divided into several sections; the history of the actors, the opinion of some pseudo experts, the decadence of the actor and the final course they have taken to continue with their lives. The edition is not the most appropriate, since it lacks a real thread of events and on some occasions, they just seem to be shorts joined at random. Bringing the glamor of a person's career to the beginning of the film gives us the misconception that it is serious work and that it will really delve into the subject. Big mistake; the viewer is guided through torrid ultra-rightist corridors and infused with a radical Christian ideology that offends the viewer.
With a script that aims only to point a flaming sword against those who use their body to earn money; raise the accusing finger to point out those meat merchants; the film falls into Christian religious fanaticism of good and evil. Here we can see the different aspects of the lives of some people, mainly actors and actresses who part of their career was developed in the adult industry; and how as time went by they knew how to get ahead or were simply absorbed by the maelstrom of the tinsel of fame. But also those who used that experience to their advantage and have full lives with their families and even more, are at peace with themselves.
The film per se, does not allow the viewer's own critical discourse and plunges him into brutal guilt for anyone who has ever dared to look at pornography; the interviews are edited so that only the part that denigrates the industry the most and leaves the participants in a bad light is used. Throughout the film we can see shorts of the participants' work, as well as interviews with their families; some of whom fully support the work of their parents, without recriminating anything; And as in all professions, we can find good points and bad points, without the intrinsic need to submit an industry to summary judgment. Unfortunately, we can see once again the way to use the seventh art as a way to influence the viewer and that is even worse than the pornography itself.
Editing is poor, even for a documentary; it lacks a force and stays stuck on the surface and doesn't add anything to the film, it looks like an art school work. There is no soundtrack and it takes away strength. Unfortunately, the work of a serious director is not noticeable.
It is time to let the viewer think for himself and not allow associations, religious or private or of any kind, to use art to penetrate the unconscious of the population and plant doubt or convince them of what they consider to be correct. Cinema is an art that can afford to give a vision of the world but without trying to manipulate the population. We are falling into a pit of resentments and partisan manifestos that all they do is polarize a society, already devastated by the private interests of a few. The film is only a poor document to give a partial vision of a situation that is seen in any industry, only as an informative piece for a sector of the population that is still closed-minded due to religion.
We must stop demonizing this or that industry, simply because it is contrary to our ideology; nothing is good or bad per se; those who have the final use, are those who magnify or corrupt any item on the market; There are those who use the adult industry to recreate low passions and repressed fantasies; some more use it to alleviate psychological ills of those who are not comfortable with themselves; or those who, by way of therapy, help a relationship of many years, flourish as before. Everything is so bad or so good in the eyes of those who look at it; strict subjugation only shows a lack of judgment and reason. If this trend continues, the time will come when seeing Goya's “naked maja” and a Playboy photograph should be considered just as offensive or just as beautiful, since really, the beauty of an image is in the criteria of who admires her.

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