Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look At An X Rated Industry by Michael Grecco
An entertaining, adeptly crafted documentary that treats its provocative subject matter with refreshing respect. This beautifully printed hard cover book offers an unabashed peek under the silken covers of one of the few remaining concealed idiosyncrasies of pop culture, the multi-billion dollar porn industry. The book features full color portraits of your favorite adult stars with forewords by Larry Flynt and Dave Navarro. All books are signed by Michael Grecco. Free delivery within the USA.
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In both the documentary and his book, Grecco, sets out to capture the energy and spirit of the AVN Awards and convention where American pornography is displayed, celebrated and honored. A documentary based on the shooting for the book and directed by Michael Grecco premiered in April Uncommon in pornography-related works, the photographs do not seem to have been altered with any significant image editing or photo manipulation , thus avoiding the layer of fantasy usually applied to actors in this field. Reliable interest in the subject matter should land the film, which opens theatrically May 1, a home on an adventurous cabler, though such a contentious substratum of American culture deserves more thoughtful treatment. The Hollywood Reporter wrote that "Grecco's book is filled with stunning portraits and nicely captures his subjects' personalities", but it was felt the film was too tame and seemed more an extended infomercial for the book. DVD Verdict made note that Grecco appears to "play the pornography-as-free-speech card," in his depicting pornography as "just regular folks who express themselves through public fornication. Consenting adults or not, Grecco's subjects are fringe players who doth protest way too much about the wonderfulness of the porn industry, but their rah-rah cheerleading in support of it is more sorry than celebratory.