Wednesday, July 22, 2020

PORNSTAR PANDEMIC Film Review 7/22/2020

Pornstar Pandemic

Breaking Glass Pictures
Reviewed: 7/22/2020
US Release: 7/28/2020

Rating: 3 / 5


(courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures)

This documentary starts as the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down much of the world. Writer/director EJ asked a handful of gay adult pornstars to film what they’re doing during the pandemic while the adult industry is shut down and the world is in flux.

The premise was intriguing to me as far as the pandemic portion was concerned. Unfortunately, like I somewhat predicted, there isn’t much going on in this documentary - just like for everyone else in the world.

We were all either essential workers and going into work or working from home. Or non essential workers that were at home trying to keep busy until things opened up again. Or folks who lost their jobs (either furloughed or layed off) due to the effects of the pandemic.

Each of the stars that are interviewed were basically doing two things - keeping in shape and keeping revenue streams open by using fan sites (like Only Fans, etc). If you are a fan of gay pornstars or specifically the ones in this documentary, you may enjoy it more than I did.

After the first few interviews, it became a bit monotonous which was no fault of the pornstars. Again, they were stuck with no work much like the rest of us. You could have asked any group of workers, porn or not, and you would have gotten something pretty similar.

The most interesting part to me was the group video call at the end of the film that the director moderated. The back and forth information from the newbies to the veterans was the most interesting part of the film as it talked more about the adult industry than the day to day of each pornstars life during the pandemic.

“Pornstar Pandemic” is available on 7/28/2020.

Mark Sugiyama
Eclectic Arts

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