Movie Review: After Porn Ends

Details from IMDB:

AfterPornEnds

After Porn Ends (2010)

94 min  -  Documentary  -  21 May 2012 (USA)

Ratings: 5.8/10 from 2,363 users
Reviews: 10 user | 12 critic

After Porn Ends is a documentary that not only examines the lives and careers of some of the biggest names in the history of the adult entertainment industry but what happens to them after … See full summary »

Director:

Bryce Wagoner

Stars:

Mary Carey, Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera | See full cast and crew »

Initial Thoughts:

No surprise here I watch porn (I talked about this in another review) and this was on Netflix, so I gave it a watch (plus I’m a sucker for a documentary, they are usually interesting.)

Main Points:

This get’s a terrible rating on IMDB but I think it’s a little too harsh. While the interviews and camerawork do seem rather amateurish (and no real interesting questions are posed) it’s still interesting to watch. The women here run the gamut of people who used porn as a stepping stone for another career (and one who couldn’t make it as an actor and went back to porn), to those who enjoyed in and are still involved in the industry, to those who have horrible regrets and wish they never did it to other who are somewhere in-between.

I think the movie does speak about the differences between men, women and sex. As a whole it seems all the men in the movie enjoyed their time in porn (which I’m certain isn’t the case for everyone) though it did leave one guy with regrets about how he could have had a full relationship with one woman. Also one guy does seem to lead a lonely life and it is a little sad that he watches his own porn movies to bring back happy memories.

Final Thoughts:

As only a viewer I certainly have a limited point of view on the subject, so I can’t speak for the affect the industry has on men or women. I think one actor points it out by saying that sex in porn movies is just a little bit better than masturbation, there’s no emotional connection (in 99% of cases I’d say) and doing it in front of a camera must be really weird at first. In the end it does make you feel a little guilty for watching and enjoying it as it is to some degree at the expense of others. So I give this 6.5 out of ten and would only recommend to people interested in porn or human sexuality. Of course this should not be viewed by anyone under 18. Well I’m all out of movies to review for now but look for another blog post in 4 or 5 days. Have a great weekend everyone!

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