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Porn Star - The Legend of Ron Jeremy
In 1978, Ron Hyatt was a special education teacher who, like many people, dreamed of some day becoming an actor. One day, Ron's girlfriend sent a nude photo of him on a whim to Playgirl magazine, who published it as part of their "Boy Next Door" feature; before long, Ron was asked to appear in a hardcore pornographic movie, and thus was the beginning of the career of Ron Jeremy, one of biggest and least-likely male stars in the adult film industry. Short, pudgy, and possessing an excess of body hair, Jeremy hardly looks like anyone's idea of a sex-show stud, but Jeremy's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A documentary portrait that is as sad as it is funny."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"A fascinating if finally familiar portrait."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Porn Star runs out of insight and surprises long before the closing credits roll."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"It's a rough (but fascinating) life, and it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"This all comes through demented editing and a great funky score, which makes watching this documentary a consistently enjoyable and often hilarious experience."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"Hey, big surprise: Ron Jeremy craves attention. That's the revelation in Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"There are many profound things to regret on this freighted Earth, and who am I to suggest that Jeremy's failed quest isn't one of them -- or that having to watch this movie isn't another."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"If you want a cautionary tale about the evils of porn, this ain't it."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Few of the recent spate of porn docs offer up the truthful duality of Scott Gill's Porn Star, which examines the daydreams and hard nights of the world's most improbable sex symbol."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"More than I needed to know, yet I learned nothing."
‑ Collin Souter, eFilmCritic.com
"As Porn Star makes clear, for all the sex and parties, very little in Ron Jeremy's life is either sexy or fun."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"definitive documentary about the porn industry"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Yes, it's about what you're expecting, but it is also wildly funny, one of the most sheerly entertaining documentaries since Crumb."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"This film is surprisingly interesting and funny, and more than a little poignant."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"Comical and at times poignant."
‑ Todd Anthony, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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