Aroused (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Get up close and personal with 16 of the most successful women in the adult film industry as they shed their clothes for an intimate photo shoot with director Deborah Anderson. As questions are asked, personal stories about their… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 3, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2013
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Too many times, "Aroused" arouses curiosity without really satisfying it.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Director Deborah Anderson ... turns a welcome opportunity into a shameless example of exploitation and self-promotion.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Leaves you undernourished both intellectually and emotionally.

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Nicole Herrington
New York Times

It has an inviting softness, but the background music, odd camera angles, close-ups and lingering shots only distract and objectify.

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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice

Aspires to be a consciousness-raising documentary but is only as deep as a tube of lipstick ...

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Prairie Miller

Faux feminist quotes ridiculously compare the porn stars to Anais Nin, Joan of Arc and yes, Eleanor Roosevelt. As Anderson cheers them while they get gussied up for oral, anal and mock rape scenes, exposing their souls way less than flashing flesh.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

For a film that purports to go beyond the surface and uncover the "true essence" of adult film stars, "Aroused" spends a lot of time admiring the surface.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

'Aroused' is well done, and like the best documentaries and the best artwork it alters the way you see a subject and the way you think about things. But it is NOT arousing.

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Matt Pais

It's tough not to wish Anderson, who fortunately moves away from initial, obvious statements about how sex sells, tried harder to get the full story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Very interesting documentary about the women in the porn industry, while stripping away the porn star image, director Deborah Anderson interviews some of the… More
Walter M.
Through a series of wide ranging interviews with 16 female adult film performers, the documentary "Aroused" provides a unique and perceptive look at… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Some interesting, informative, and surprising revelations from porn stars smothered by a pretentious presentation. Director Deborah Anderson's monologues… More