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Pornstar: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)

  Starring: Ron Jeremy
Links: Pornstar: The Legend of Ron Jeremy on the IMDb, Official site, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Documentary

This movie gets: 5.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

Pornstar: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001) is also mentioned in pearly's review of Culture.

"Far from legendary" - a review by pearly

Here's what I imagine people think after watching Pornstar: The Legend of Ron Jeremy. Guys think: "if a guy that ugly and hairy can get the chicks, then I'm in with a chance". And girls think: "how can a guy that ugly and hairy even have a chance with the chicks?". Or maybe that's just me.

This is a doco about the life of Ron Jeremy, who, as far as I can tell, is a huge pornstar because of his rather enormous (9 and three quarter inches), ahem, schlong. But Ron's just not happy being the star of a ridiculously large number of adult films. His aim is to become a "serious" actor, and this quest is the main focus for the documentary.

Being that this is a documentary about a porn star, the content was rather less graphic than I had been expecting. Those of you going along to see this and expecting something along the same lines of Sex: The Annabel Chong Story (1999) will probably be sorely disappointed.

Mr Jeremy is actually quite a funny (if extraordinarily corny) guy. I don't like his chances of making it in Hollywood, but he seems very committed, and good luck to him.

As far as documentaries go, this isn't a particularly good one. Probably the most interesting parts (unless you have something of a personal relationship with this porn star) were the vox pop interviews that the filmmakers did with various oddballs in differing degrees of obsession with Ron, especially the guy who's been "watching him since the third grade".

pearly gives this movie 5 out of 10.
Review created on Tue 23 Jul 2002

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