San Francisco Chronicle – Book Review

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Michael Grecco’s gigantic, glossy, full-color photo book is not hot. It’s chock-full of porn performers, from the famous to the never-arrived, and their various tools of the trade, from sex dolls and glass dildos to stripper heels, and it shows acres of flesh. And it’s about sex. But arousing, no. It’s wholly unerotic. It’s also utterly compelling, impossible to stop looking at, and difficult to put down.

It’s the bubble within the sex bubble, and Grecco had a backstage pass. “Naked Ambition” captures all the bright pink everything, Lucite heels, trashy stripperwear, het stereotypes and big-boobed blondes that seem fresh from a trip through a 1990s frat-boy time machine. It’s DVD culture (far, far from Internet culture) and dated sexuality, preserved like a pornified Twinkie in its format and distribution channels.

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An entertaining, adeptly crafted documentary that treats its provocative subject matter with refreshing respect.

- Los Angeles Times

This beautifully printed hard cover book offers an unabashed peek under the silken covers of one of the few remaining concealed idiosyncrasies of pop culture, the multi-billion dollar porn industry. The book features full color portraits of your favorite adult stars with forewords by Larry Flynt and Dave Navarro. All books are signed by Michael Grecco. HARDCOVER: 224 pages, 13 x 10 inches, $39.95. Free delivery within the USA.

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Join celebrity photographer Michael Grecco as he presents a humorous, sometimes introspective, always unexpected behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars of the Porn Industry. See your favorite adult stars and meet some new ones in this unprecedented and uncensored examination of the Adult film industry awards. Featuring: Jesse Jane, Ron Jeremy, Jenna Jameson, Larry Flynt and Sunny Lane. DVD Street Date: April 20, 2010
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