Porn Star - The Legend of Ron Jeremy (Uncut & Unrated Edition)
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Well, ponder no longer, Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy has arrived. This 80 minute documentary follows a day in the life of Ron Jeremy while telling his life story. Interviews with his family, friends, and his, ahem, distiguished colleagues, keep it interesting as they discuss the man, the myth, and of course, the legend. Actually, Jeremy is a pretty regular guy, and dare I say, boring.
Seriously though, we all owe a little debt of gratitude to Ron Jeremy. Deep down in places not usually discussed at the dinner table, we all (generally speaking) admire Ron Jeremy: the ugly guy who gets the hot girls. Jememy was in the first porn I ever saw and I'll never forget it. This may not be the crowning achievement Jememy wanted, but it is his legacy. God bless him for it.
The idea was not quite as far-out as it might seem. At the time, pornography was a big screen venue and films came with plots, dialogue, and reasonable budgets. As it happened, Jeremy had what it took to be a porn star and then some: a nine and three-quarters inch endowment and the amazing ability to control it on cue. But he failed to recognize a well-established show business fact that not even such legendary (and comparatively discreet) performers as Gypsy Rose Lee could overcome. Once a stripper, always a stripper. Once a porn star, always a porn star.
Twenty years after he made his adult film debut Ron Jeremy is still a porn star, only these days he is a chunky, sloppy one who commands a following largely due to his unlikely appearance and quasi-comic persona and who continues the career thanks to that near-inhuman control. And even as he takes a monthly AIDS test, scrambles for extra and bit work in mainstream film, and makes one porn flick after another he continues to dream of a "legitimate" acting career that will never come.
In theory, it is the stuff of both great comedy and great tragedy, but this fairly short documentary is neither; it has a touch of pathos, a touch of humor, but it never goes far enough in its exploration of Jeremy as a human being. I did laugh a little and I did feel a bit sorry for him, but the big questions were never asked and the big issues were never more than indicated.Read more ›
There is a certain childish naiveté that Jeremy has in regards to the outside world. He really doesn't know a whole lot about himself and seems to know even less about those around him. He is a sensitive man which is one of the reasons that the average viewer can so identify and like him. His ego is often hurt by the rejection of mainstream culture. Jeremy is so used to porn it's as if he cannot comprehend just how odious it is to some people. Even folks like this reviewer, who don't think there's anything wrong with his choosing such a lifestyle, are rather sickened by the sight of one of his costars have a pre-sex pow-pow with her "husband," wherein they begin excitedly exchanging high fives in anticipation of the anal sex she is about to receive from Ron. "What's our favorite kind of sex? Anal sex!" Yuck, such rah rah, "my wife is getting nailed," cheering is eerie indeed.
Jeremy brags about all the Hollywood movies he has appeared in until the production chiefs heard about it and cut his segments out.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I never knew the "Hedgehog" was such a down to earth guy. Great insight to the true life of a porn legend. Much more entertaining then you would expect. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Troy A. Holeman
Honest and funny at the same time. If you ever wondered if you wanted to live the life of a porn star think twice. Read morePublished 19 months ago by R. Beckers
love this movie. always love a good real life movie. Ron Jeremy is the man. if you want to know about him. see this movie.Published on April 9, 2014 by michael o'grady
Very good and entertaining look at Ron Jeremy and his life and the behind the scenes look at the porn industry.Published on December 9, 2013 by mike cahall
It is an interesting, and well made documentary about Ron, but it's not something you would watch over and over. It answered my questions about Ron Jeremy.Published on September 12, 2013 by Joseph V. Matarazzo
This documentary starts with Ron's seemingly normal childhood in Queens. He was born into a highly educated and successful Jewish family. Read morePublished on February 21, 2009 by Chris Luallen
The Hedgehog. He gives the rest of us average Joes hope for the future. I mean, if this guy can get action, who can't? Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by Rod Rambush