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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.
John Waters - Legendary Baltimore-based underground auteur
Tera Patrick - Star, PENTHOUSE - PET OF THE YEAR PLAY-OFF (2002)
Tara Patrick - Star, PENTHOUSE - PET OF THE YEAR PLAY-OFF (2002)
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders - Director, Producer, DOP of "Lou Reed - Rock and Roll Heart"
Nina Hartley - Legendary porn star/director
Sharon Mitchell - Actress/Director/Adult
Heather Hunter - Actress/Adult
Gore Vidal - American Novelist/Screenwriter
Edgar Box - American Novelist/Screenwriter
Ron Jeremy - American Actor/Adult