- Rated: R
- Run Time: 58 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 13, 2005
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: HBO Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders's book XXX: 30 PORN-STAR PORTRAITS features a selection of photographs of prominent stars of adult films. The book contains two pictures of each subject, one nude and one fully clothed, and is peppered with quotes from a broad range of celebrities, among them author Salman Rushdie, director John Waters, and actor John Malkovich. Here, the making of the book is detailed through film of the actual photo shoots Greenfield-Sanders conducted, interview footage with the porn stars themselves, and further comment from many of the celebrities who penned odes to the industry in XXX. Throughout, eyebrow-raising insight comes thick and fast, from tales of how the industry has changed to the fact that straight men make more money from shooting gay films. The film also examines how the stigma of working in adult entertainment has subsided over the years. With the mainstream media slowly becoming more porn-friendly, and actors and actresses successfully branching out into different kinds of ventures--such as writing books and becoming reality-TV stars--the industry has been surprisingly successful in its attempts to shed its seedy image. Produced for HBO, THINKING XXX is a fun and thoughtful look at the stars who have helped adult filmmaking bloom into a thriving industry.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Award-winning director and art photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders brings viewers onto the set of his newest photo shoot ' and into the private worlds of the top porn stars in the country ' in this unusual and provocative documentary. From Savanna Samson to Nina Hartley, Sean Michaels to Lukas Ridgeston ' straight to gay, legends to newcomers ' Thinking XXX offers a clothed and unclothed look at some of America's legendary porn stars as they pose in front of Greenfield-Sanders's large-format portrait camera, and then discuss many of the facets of their lives and careers. The film follows these women and men through interviews on and off of Greenfield-Sanders' photo sets in New York and LA, delving into discussions of exhibitionism, private and public sex, money, and the business today. Stars are interviewed at home, in the office, at the gym, and with friends and lovers. They discuss their lives, their decisions for going into this business, their hopes and dreams..