Strip club owners, strippers, porn stars, top-of-their-game experts and 3 unknowing subjects hammer out an exclusive look into the soul of the porn biz.
Director, Lance Tracy, IMDB (Best Director, NY International Film & Video Festival, and 5-Telly winner) maturely balances humor, shocking honesty, science and entertainment.
THE ON-CAMERA EXPERIMENT: THREE SUBJECTS: A single man and a married man are separately subjected to a steady diet of porn, strip and sex clubs for 4 weeks. The wife has plenty to say about her husband's voluntary exposure to porn. The subjects consistently fill out behavior and attitudinal surveys. With the help of several research experts, the filmmakers carefully document the results. Simultaneously and independently, a major university conducts a parallel study with 100 college students. The results are staggering and conclusive.
THE EXPERTS: In November of 2004, conservative Senator Brownback held a Senate hearing on the effects of pornography. He invited 4 experts who all testified that porn has only negative effects. This ticked off the porn and sexologist industries that see nothing wrong with it. Host & director, Lance Tracy hunts down these experts for a one-on-one. He also gives the porn industry a chance to respond to the hearing. Larry Flynt, Ron Jeremy, Nina Hartley, Sharon Mitchell. Tom Sizemore and Art Alexakis from Everclear also weigh-in.
THE JOURNEY: Lance Tracy crosses the country on a political, social and moral search into the hearts of sex-workers, people on the streets, experts and the 3 subjects who unveil their souls. He looks behind the secretive doors of strip clubs, and private strip shows where self-masturbation is definitely legal and the bigger the tip, the bigger the trick.
THE EXPOSURE: He unveils surprising porn industry involved corporations like: AT&T, countless hotel chains and family-oriented retail outlets. All sides get their fair share of the revealing spotlight.
THE ANSWER: Is porn really addictive? Are children being sexually exploited? Who should teach sex education? How much of the responsibility should the porn industry take to provide treatment for potentially addicted customers? Is porn a healthy sexual arousal tool for consenting adults? Should porn be used to treat sexual dysfunction? The film explores possible answers to these hard questions, providing an unexpected conclusion.
RATING: Not Rated by the MPAA. No Nudity. Foul language in some interviews. Foul Language can be turned OFF in SET UP on DVD.
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